Last name: GOTT

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GOTT : This last name is indexed 41,443 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GOTT : 1: German: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god got ‘god’.2: South German and Swiss German (also Gött): relationship name or nickname from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’. Compare Goett.3: English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Gotte. In some cases this was a pet form of Godfrey. It may also have been a pet form of other names beginning with God- such as Goddard and Godwin. Gotte was also a simplified pronunciation of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Goz Gots (ancient Germanic Gozzo) often used as a pet form of the Old French personal name Gocelin which was pronounced Gotselin; see Joslin.4: English: from the unrecorded Middle English personal name Gutte Gotte representing Old Norse Gutti a pet form of Guththormr (Guttormr) or perhaps of Old Swedish Gudhfast.5: English: nickname from Middle English gut(te) got(te) ‘gut intestine belly’ denoting a greedy or corpulent person. See Gut.6: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 葛 see Ge 1.

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