Guthrie (surname)

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Guthrie is an English-language surname with several independent origins. In some cases the surname is derived from a place in Scotland, located near Forfar, which is derived from the Gaelic gaothair, meaning "windy place". Another origin of the name is from the Scottish Gaelic MagUchtre, meaning "son of Uchtre". The personal name Uchtre is of uncertain origin. Another origin of the surname Guthrie is as an Anglicisation of the Irish Ó Fhlaithimh, meaning "descendant of Flaitheamh".[1]

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  1. ^ Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 4 September 2011 . For the surname Guthrie, this webpage cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 .