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Origin and popularity of the name GERARD

Origin

Gerard : French (Gérard) Walloon (mainly Gérard) and English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Gérard Gerard (from Old French Gerart Girart) composed of the ancient Germanic elements gēr ‘spear lance’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. As a surname of French origin it is also found in Haiti. Compare Garrard and also French Guerard English Garard Gerrard and Jarrard.

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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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    Variants of name GERARD

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