Gerald Shaft in the US

  1. #55,759,744 Gerald Shaffett
  2. #55,759,745 Gerald Shaffran
  3. #55,759,746 Gerald Shafranek
  4. #55,759,747 Gerald Shafranski
  5. #55,759,748 Gerald Shaft
  6. #55,759,749 Gerald Shaftanmd
  7. #55,759,750 Gerald Shafter
  8. #55,759,751 Gerald Shaftic
  9. #55,759,752 Gerald Shagla
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Meaning & Origins

From an Old French name of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from gār, gēr ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’. It was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain. There has been some confusion with Gerard. It died out in England at the end of the 13th century. However, it continued to be popular in Ireland, where it had been brought in the 12th century at the time of Strongbow's invasion. It was used in England in the 17th century and revived in the 19th century, along with several other long-extinct names of Norman, Old English, and Celtic origin, and is now more common than Gerard, which survived all along as an English ‘gentry’ name.
137th in the U.S.
German (Schaft): metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for tools or weapons, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schaft.
52,708th in the U.S.

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