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Guthrie Family History

Guthrie Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach.Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh ‘descendant of Flaitheamh’, a byname meaning ‘prince’. This is the result of an erroneous association of the Gaelic name in the form Ó Fhlaithimh (Fh being silent), with the Gaelic word laithigh ‘mud’, and of mud with gutters, and an equally erroneous association of the Scottish surname Guthrie with the word ‘gutter’. Compare Laffey.

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

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Name Distribution of Guthrie Families

  • Number of Guthrie families
     158 - 314
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Guthrie families
     135 - 268
     46 - 134
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Guthrie families
     343 - 684
     115 - 342
     1 - 114
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Guthrie Family Origin

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Guthrie Immigration Information

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Guthrie Family Occupations

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