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Geoffroy is a male given name and family name .


Geoffroy (with J instead of G , -o or -e instead -eo- , -i instead -y ) is an old French , especially in the Anglo-Norman common name on Germanic Gaufrid (name of variant Gautfrid by Gaut " Gote "and frid " Friede, Schutz ").

He was known in Latin as Galfredus , Galfridus (probably with the interpretation of -u- in Gaufrid as the vocalization of -l- ) and as God (e) fridus (equating with Gotfrid , from Germ. Goda "Gott" and frid ) Latinized and adapted as Geoffrey in English .

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  1. ^ A b David Rollason / Linda Rollason (eds.), The Durham Liber vitae: London, British Library, MS Cotton Domitian A.VII , Volume II: Linguistic Commentary (by Elizabeth Briggs), British Library, London 2007, p. 54
  2. ^ Marie-Thérèse Morlet, Les noms de personne sur le territoire de l'ancienne Gaule du VIe au XIIe siècle, Volume I: Les noms issus du germanique continental et les créations gallo-germaniques , Éditions du CNRS, Paris 1968, 105a, 1997
  3. ^ A b Marie-Thérèse Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde: les noms de personne en Haute Picardie aux XIIIe, XIVe, XVe siècles , Musée de Picardie, Amiens 1967 (= Collection de la Société de Linguistique Picarde, 6), p. 90 (Geffroy), cf. P. 91 (Godefroy)