Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.
  • Variant of Guitry, which is based on a personal name composed of the Germanic elements wid(u), wit- ‘wood’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.