nickname "Gofair," meaning "one who goes gently or quietly." It is likely that the name was initially bestowed as a nickname during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Govier family
Oxfordshire, where the Govier family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. Many Anglo-Saxon surnames survived, however, and the Old English name Govier was first referenced in the year 1223, when Gilbert Gofar was registered in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire.
Early History of the Govier family
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Govier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gover, Gofer, Gofair, Gopher, Govere, Govier and many more.
Early Notables of the Govier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Govier family to the New World and Oceana
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Govier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Govier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Govier (post 1700)
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