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Guthrie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh ‘descendant of Flaitheamh’, a byname meaning ‘prince’. This is the result of an erroneous association of the Gaelic name in the form Ó Fhlaithimh (Fh being silent), with the Gaelic word laithigh ‘mud’, and of mud with gutters, and an equally erroneous association of the Scottish surname Guthrie with the word ‘gutter’. Compare Laffey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Duthie, Durie, Mathre, Mathie, Buehrle, Currie, Gutherie, Urie

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Guthrie Family Origin

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Guthrie Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


In 1881, Farmer, Student and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guthrie. A less common occupation for the Guthrie family was Labourer. The most common Guthrie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Guthrie's were Farmers.

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