Gorse Family History
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Gorse Name Meaning
English (mainly Lancashire): topographic name from Old English gors(t) ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word. Slovenian (Gorše): shortened form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius. Slovenian (Gorše): topographic name from a derivative of gora ‘mountain’, ‘hill planted with vines’, ‘wood in a hill country’ (see Gornik).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Corse, Gore, Fosse, Gosse, Furse, Gole, Gose, Goree, Loose, Towse