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Meaning and Origin of: Gower

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Crooked coastline
  • French : Harness maker

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) : regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er.
  • English : from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder.
  • Welsh : from the peninsula in southern Wales, of which the Welsh name is Gŵyr.
  • Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gauer.