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Gregory Name Meaning
English: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Gregorios, is a derivative of gregorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene (c. 325–390) and St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 331–395), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great (c. 540–604). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Gregory Families

  • Number of Gregory families
     448 - 894
     150 - 447
     1 - 149
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gregory families
     2,104 - 4,206
     702 - 2,103
     1 - 701
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gregory families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gregory Family Origin

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Gregory Immigration Information

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Gregory Family Occupations

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