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One possibility of the origin is that it is a version of the Old English cocc which means "the little," and was sometimes placed after the name of a leader or chieftain as a term of endearment. Surnames such as Wilcox, Willcocks and Willcox are examples of this practice: all are composed of the name William and the archaic word cocc, coming together to mean "little William." The suggestion is that .....


Heraldry Database: Gore

Gore







Surname:  Gore
Branch:  Gore
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  Several families of this English locative name (gor, a strip of land) were prominent among the Anglo-Irish landed gentry from the seventeenth century, especially in Counties Mayo, Sligo and Clare.


Motto:  In hoc signo vinces, Under this sign thou shalt conquer.


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Name Variations:  Gore, Gare.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.
The Book of Irish Families Great and Small.






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