Last name: GARD

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GARD : This last name is indexed 85,739 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GARD : 1: English (southern): occupational name from Middle English gard(e) guard(e) ‘care custody protection’ (Old French garde ‘guard watchman’) for a member of a town watch or troop of guards.2: Norwegian (also Gård): habitational name from any of the two farmsteads so named in Rogaland from Old Norse garthr ‘farm’.3: Swedish (Gård): topographic or ornamental name from gård ‘farm’.4: French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or status name for someone who owned garden from Old French gard ‘garden’. Compare Dugard Gardin and Legard.5: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name such as Gardulf based on the Old Saxon element gard ‘enclosure farm’.

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