Last name: GAYNOR

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GAYNOR : This last name is indexed 20,120 times on Geneanet!

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GAYNOR : 1: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnbhairr ‘son of Fionnbharr’ a personal name composed of fionn ‘fair white’ + barr ‘top head’. The Mag Fhionnbhairr took their name from Fionnbharr Ó Géaradháin who came to prominence during the 12th century in County Longford.2: English (northern): altered form of Gainer under the influence of the Irish name.3: Welsh: from the female personal name Gaenor a shortened form of Welsh Gwenhwyfar a compound of gwen ‘fair white’ + (g)wyf ‘smooth yielding’ + fawr ‘large’. This was the name of King Arthur's queen Guinevere.

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