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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. Scottish: possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’ a personal name which is perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’. Irish (Clare and Antrim): 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 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Duthie, Durie, Mathre, Mathie, Buehrle, Currie, Gutherie, Urie

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Where is the Guthrie family from?

You can see how Guthrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guthrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guthrie families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 62 Guthrie families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Guthrie's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Guthrie families in 1840.
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What did your Guthrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guthrie. 18% of Guthrie men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Guthrie women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guthrie were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

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There are 37,000 military records available for the last name Guthrie. For the veterans among your Guthrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guthrie lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Guthrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Guthrie in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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