Gearing Family History
Gearing Name Meaning
English (Sussex and London): perhaps a nickname from Middle English gering apparently with the sense ‘lecher; glutton’. English (of French Huguenot origin): Anglicized form of French Guérin (see Guerin ). Americanized form of German Gehring or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname (compare e.g. Gahring and Garing ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022