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Gerin


Author: DWP
Editorial Status: unknown

Discussion of the name

Gerin is a Continental Germanic or Old French masculine name comprising the element gêr ‘spear’ with īn as a diminutive suffix (Forssner 1916: 108).

The only entry in the PASE corpus is for Gerin 1, a catch-all category for occurrences in DB.

Bibliography

Forssner 1916: Thorvald Forssner, Continental-Germanic Personal Names in England in Old and Middle English Times (Uppsala, 1916)

von Feilitzen 1937: Olof von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1937)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Gerin(us), Gherui

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Gerin

  Phillimore edition: Gerin, Gervi

  Alecto edition: Gerin, Gerwy

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Hampshire S2 Southampton Gerinus Gerin 'of Southampton' Edward, king William, king - 0.15 0.00 0.00 C Map
Total               0.15 0.00 0.00  

Tenant-in-Chief 1086 demesne estates (no subtenants)

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Hampshire IoW9,18 Ningwood Gerin Edward, king - Gerin, king's thegn - 1.00 6.00 7.00 D Map
Warwickshire 34,1 Binton Grim 'of Binton' - Gerin 'of Binton' - 5.00 2.00 3.00 - Map
Total               6.00 8.00 10.00  

People of this name

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