GUTIERREZ - Name Meaning & Origin

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Gutierrez is a patronymic name meaning "son of Gutierre" (son of Walter). Gutierre is a given name meaning "he who rules."

Surname Origin

Alternate Surname Spellings

GUTIERRES, GUTERREZ, GUTERRES, GUTEREZ, GUTERES, BUTIERREZ, BUTIERRES

Famous People With the Surname GUTIERREZ

  • Richard Gutierrez - Filipino film and television actor and commercial model
  • Ruffa Gutierrez - Filipina actress, model and beauty queen, Ms. World
  • Sidney M. Gutierrez - retired USAF colonel and NASA astronaut

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

  • Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.
  • Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.
  • Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.
  • Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.