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Guy Family History

Guy Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin) and French: from a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.English: occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er ‘to guide’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Name Distribution of Guy Families

  • Number of Guy families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Guy families
     406 - 810
     136 - 405
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Guy families
     73 - 144
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Guy Family Origin

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Guy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Guy

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Guy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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