Gore Family History
Gore Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Kent and Wiltshire, named Gore, from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (a derivative of gar ‘spear’, with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead). French: nickname for a gluttonous and idle individual, from Old French gore ‘sow’ (of allegedly imitative origin, reflecting the grunting of the animal).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press