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Origin and popularity of the name GATEWOOD


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.


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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