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Guerin : 1: French (Guérin) and Irish (of French Huguenot origin): from the ancient Germanic personal name Warino Latinized as Guarinus a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’. The name was popular in France partly as a result of the popularity of the Carolingian lay Guérin de Montglave. This was the name of several Huguenot families who came to England as refugees at different times in the 16th and 17th centuries. The surname became established as a surname in Ireland (County Limerick) as early as the 16th century. Compare Garin Garing Gearing Geren Geron Gerren Geurin Guerrant and Ward.2: Italian (Friuli Venezia Giulia): variant of Guerino.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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