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Guerin Surname Meaning

French (Guérin) and Irish (of French Huguenot origin): from the ancient Germanic personal name Warino Latinized as Guarinus a short form of various compound names based on the element warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’. The name was popular in France partly as a result of the popularity of the Carolingian lay Guérin de Montglave. This was the name of several Huguenot families who came to England as refugees at different times in the 16th and 17th centuries. The surname became established as a surname in Ireland (County Limerick) as early as the 16th century. Compare Garin Garing Gearing Geren Geron Gerren Geurin Guerrant and Ward . Italian (Friuli Venezia Giulia): variant of Guerino .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Guertin, Guenin, Guin, Garin, Geron, Gurin, Gervin, Turin, Perin

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Where is the Guerin family from?

You can see how Guerin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guerin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guerin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 125 Guerin families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Guerin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Guerin families in 1911.
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What did your Guerin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Guerin. 25% of Guerin men worked as a Journalier and 15% of Guerin women worked as a Journalier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guerin were Journalier and Rentire. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    25%
  • Cultivateur
    11%
  • Cultivateur
    9%
  • Journalier
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    15%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Modiste
    12%
  • Rentire
    9%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Guerin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guerin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Guerin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Guerin. For the veterans among your Guerin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guerin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Guerin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Guerin in 1947 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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