Gore Family History
Gore Name Meaning
English: from Middle English gor(e) gar(e) ‘triangular piece of land’ (Old English gāra a derivative of gār ‘spear’ with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead) a topographic name for someone living by a triangular field or a habitational name from any of various places for example Gore Court in Tunstall (Kent) and Gore Farm in Hannington (Wiltshire) named from this word. French: from Old French gore ‘sow’ (a word of allegedly imitative origin reflecting the grunting of the animal) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or as an unflattering nickname. French: probably also from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Grégoire (see Gregory ). Americanized form of Dutch Goor and Breton Gour . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 敖 see Ao .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022