Gurnett Family History
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Gurnett Name Meaning
English: from Middle English gurnard, gurnade ‘gurnard’, ‘gurnet’, a marine fish with a large spiny head, mailed cheeks, and three pectoral rays (genus Trigla), possibly named from French grognard ‘grumbler’, on account of the grunting noise it makes.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press