Meaning and Origin of: Gerrits

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; a variant of Gerhardt.
  • The name Gerritse is recorded in Beverwijck in New Netherland (Albany, NY) in the mid 17th century.