Guy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy. English: occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er ‘to guide’, of Germanic origin).

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


Similar surnames: Gay, Goy, Bay, Luy, Gue, Gundy, Fey, Amy, Guo, Gu

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Guy Family Origin

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Guy Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Guy family was Journalier. Farmer, Cultivateur and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guy. The most common Guy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Guy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Cultivateur

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Journalier

    4%

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Guy Historical Records

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Guy Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Guy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Guy in 1940 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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