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The original Irish roots of the name are unclear; however one suggestion is Mag Fhuadaire, from the Gaelic "fuadaire" meaning "rambler." Another suggestion is Mac Giodaire, a modern Irish form used in Co. Derry, where the name is sometimes found, but this is probably a modern Gaelicization.

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The surname Guidera was first found in north Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where it has been recorded since the middle of the 17th century. The Tipperary Hearth Money Rolls record a Daniel Gidery or Gidary in the parish of Kilmore, and a Donnaigh Gidder in the parish of Aghnmeadle, both in the barony of Upper Ormond. The name appears to have been associated particularly with the north of the county around Roscrea, although it also occurred in the south at Clogheena and Clonmel, where it is present in birth records.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guidera, Guidery, Guider, Guidra, Guidry, Gidery and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guidera research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1653 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Guidera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Guidera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guidera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. Guidera, who arrived in Baltimore in 1822

Guidera Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Guidera, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Johanna Guidera, aged 13, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Margaret Guidera, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
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  • George C. Guidera, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1978
  • Anthony Guidera, American movie actor, best known for his role as a bodyguard in The Godfather Part III
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    Other References

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    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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