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Origin and popularity of the name GATEWOOD

Origin

Gatewood : English: variant of Gatward derived from either an occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English gate-werde Old English gātweard) or from an occupational name for a gate keeper (Middle English gateward Old English ʒeatweard dialect gātward). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 7,405 individuals with the name GATEWOOD on Geneanet.

 

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    (187 individuals)
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    (148 individuals)

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