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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

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Surname Origin Meaning
Gale Surname A Gael or Scot; a stranger
Galt Surname A bush of hair
Gardener Surname the occupation
Gardiner Surname Gairden
Gardner Surname the occupation
Garfield Surname Saxon, Garwian, to prepare
Garo Surname British, signifies fierce, keen, sharp, rough, a rough place
Garow Surname British, signifies fierce, keen, sharp, rough, a rough place
Garret Surname Gerard
Garrow Surname British, signifies fierce, keen, sharp, rough, a rough place
Gayer Surname A gray-hound
Gaylor Surname Geller, loud-voiced
Gear Surname one who took charge of and superintended the gear
Geer Surname one who took charge of and superintended the gear
Gerry Surname Gerard
Gibbs Surname Gilbert
Giddings Surname son of Gid or Gideon
Gilkinson Surname son of Gilkin
Gillet Surname Guillot, the French diminutive for William
Gillett Surname Guillot, the French diminutive for William
Gillman Surname Gaulman, a Gael, or Brookman, from gill, a brook
Gilroy Surname Gile-roimh, a running footman attendant on a Highland chieftain
Gilson Surname The son of Gil or Gilbert
Godwin Surname God or good, Saxon, and win, conqueror,
Goldsmith Surname A name of trade
Goodall Surname Good hall, a fine hall
Goodhue Surname good and Hugh
Goodsir Surname Goodsir
Goodsire Surname Goodsire
Goodyear Surname Goodyear
Gorman Surname A native of Germany
Gospatrick Surname Patrick, a title given to the Earl of March, of Scotland
Grace Surname Le Gros the fat or large
Grant Surname Gritty or Gravelly
Greer Surname Gregor
Grey Surname Gray
Grier Surname Greigh a herd and fear a man
Grierson Surname son of Greer or Gregor
Griffin Surname Griffwn, in Welsh, is applied to a man having a crooked nose, like a hawk's bill
Grissell Surname Grisyl, in the Cornish British, signifies sharp, keen
Grover Surname Groover, graver, one who carves or engraves
Guelph Surname A wolf or welf
Guiot Surname son of Guy
Gunning Surname son of Gunn
Gunter Surname native of Gaunt or Ghent
Guthrie Surname Guthrie, a town in Scotland
Guy Surname term given in Gaul to the mistletoe, or cure-all

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