Last name: GORE

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GORE : This last name is indexed 171,667 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GORE : 1: English: from Middle English gor(e) gar(e) ‘triangular piece of land’ (Old English gāra a derivative of gār ‘spear’ with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead) a topographic name for someone living by a triangular field or a habitational name from any of various places for example Gore Court in Tunstall (Kent) and Gore Farm in Hannington (Wiltshire) named from this word.2: French: from Old French gore ‘sow’ (a word of allegedly imitative origin reflecting the grunting of the animal) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or as an unflattering nickname.3: French: probably also from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Grégoire (see Gregory).4: Americanized form of Dutch Goor and Breton Gour.5: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 敖 see Ao.

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