Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : occupational name for a maker of bill hooks or vine knives, from an agent derivative of goy (Goy).
  • Dutch : habitational name for someone from Het Gooi area of the Netherlands. This is a common name in the Albany area, as many settlers came from that area.
  • Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Geuer, a variant of Gauer.