Gourd Family History
Gourd Name Meaning
English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of bottles or cups, from Old French gourde ‘water vessel’, ‘flask’, but possibly of the same derivation as 2. French: from Old French gourd ‘heavy’, ‘dull’, ‘sluggish’, hence a nickname for a slow lumbering person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press