Meaning and Origin of: Goyer

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.