Gurr (gûr) family name.
1. [Anglo-Norman from Old French guerrier, warrior, foot soldier.
2. [Anglo-Norman from Old French Gurie or Guris, a name which meant 'one who was rich and powerful'. source http://www.4crests.com/gurr-coat-of-arms.html
They accompanied the William the Conqueror to England from Normandy and fought in the battle of Hastings in 1066. As a reward for their service William granted captured land to them and they remained in the East Sussex/Kent area. They later shortened the name to Gurr]. The majority of Gurrs live in that part of England, Australia and around Utah in the USA.
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