Gower Family History
Gower Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Gohiere the Old French form of what is now known as Goelle the country north of Paris. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Anglo-Norman French Goier Joier denoting a man from any of several places in Normandy and Picardy called Gouy Joué or Jouy (derived from the Latin personal name Gaudius Old French Goi Joi + -acum ‘joy’). English (of Norman origin): from a Norman personal name Go(h)ier ancient Germanic Godehar cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder . Probably an Americanized form of German Gauer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022