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Re: Meaning of surname etc
Posted by: Travis Date: June 04, 2000 at 22:28:51
In Reply to: Meaning of surname etc by Steve Goucher of 263

Hi, I have one of those printouts you can buy at state fairs. I don't know how accurate it is but here goes. Goucher is an English family name originally spelled Goatcher. Goatcher originally refered to someone who seemed to always have a cheerful appearance. Goatcher is compossed of two Old English components, "god" meaning "good" and "chere", derived from the Old French "cherie" meaning "face." I hope this is what you're looking for.



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