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George m. Greek γεωργός 'farmer'.

The name of a 3rd-4th C saint, patron saint of many European countries and best known for having slain a dragon, an 8th C patriarch of Antioch, an 11th C Georgian saint, two 11th C kings of Georgia, a 12th C king of Georgia, a 12th C prince of Kiev, a 13th C prince of Vladimir, a 13th C king of Georgia, a 13th C emperor of Bulgaria, two 14th C kings of Georgia, a 14th C king of Imereti, a 14th C emperor of Bulgaria, a 14th-15th C king of Georgia, a 15th C king of Georgia, and a 15th C king of Bohemia.

Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Georij (gen) chlumecky 17
1358 Jurglino (dat) chlumecky 204, p. 30
England
Latin
1381 Georgii (gen) Suffolk1381 p. 120; 1408 Georgius (nom) GCCYork p.11; 1427 Georgio (dat) WillsInv LIV; 1435 Georgio (dat) ibid. LVII; 1440 Georgio (dat) ibid. LI; 1553 Georgius (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1554 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1555 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1556 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1557 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1558 Georgij (gen) Chst-1 p. 9, Georgius (nom) StMartF p. 59; 1559/60 Georgius (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1560 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 10; 1562 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 11; 1567 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 11; 1573 georgii (gen) ibid. p. 12
Dutch
1573 Jooris AuFr Dobbelare; 1576 Jooris ibid. Dobbelaere; 1577 Jooris ibid. Bauwens; 1581 Jooris ibid. Daele; 1586 Jooris ibid. Cox; 1587 Joris ibid.; 1589 Joris ibid. Cockx; 1590 Jooris ibid. Cox; 1592 Jooris ibid. Cocx, Joris ibid. Cocx; 1598 Jooris ibid. Bolle
Middle English
1417–18 George EEW p. 40; 1429 George WillsInv LV
Early Modern English
1485 George WillsInv LXIX; 1520 George SaxhamSf p. 128; 1522 George ibid. p. 114; 1523 George ExMar p. 1; 1528/9 George ibid. p. 1; 1529 george PP-HenV p. 14; 1530 George LIWill-III p. 4; 1530/31 George ibid. p. 94; 1531 George WillsInv LXXXI; 1538 George BEmar-vol1 p. 2; 1539 Georg WillsInv LXXXV, George ibid. LXXXV; 1540 George BarnstapleBap p. 2, DEmar-vol1 p.78, StAnthonlin p. 2, WillsInv LXXXVI, Georgeh StAnthonlin p. 2; 1541 George WillsInv LXXXVII; 1542 Georg BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1542/3 George SIAcc 3; 1542 George StAnthonlin p. 3, george WillsInv LXXXVIII; 1543 George BarnstapleBap p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 3, WillsInv LXXXIX; 1544 George StAnthonlin p. 4; 1545 George BarnstapleBap p. 4, StNick-Sf p. 2, WillsInv LXXXIV; 1546 George BarnstapleBap p. 5; 1547 George ibid. p. 5, WAmar-1 p. 107, WillsInv XCIII; 1548 George BarnstapleBap p. 6, DEmar-vol1 p. 79; 1550 George StAnthonlin p. 8, WillsInv XCV; 1552 George StAnthonlin p. 9; 1553 George BarnstapleBap p. 8, StNick-Sf p. 2; 1554 Georg BarnstapleBap p. 9, George ibid. p. 8; 1555 Georg StAnthonlin p. 10, George BarnstapleBap p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1556 George BEmar-vol1 p. 5, PRThirsk p. 1; 1556/57 George ibid. p. 2; 1556 George bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1557 George BarnstapleBap p. 9, PRThirsk p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 11, bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1558 Georg StAnthonlin p. 12, George SaxhamSf p. 134, bruton-vol1 p. 3; 1559 George BEmar-vol2 p. 29, BUmar-vol9 p. 2, DU-DSMMar, StMaryA p. 3; 1560 George BarnstapleBap p. 10, COmar-vol2 p. 47, DU-DSMMar, OrpingtonKe p. 1, SOmar-vol9 p. 2, SaxhamSf p. 1, bruton-vol1 p. 31, Gorge BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1561 George BEmar-vol1 p. 7, BarnstapleBap p. 11, StAnthonlin p. 14, bruton-vol1 p. 110; 1562 Georg StAnthonlin p. 14, George BarnstapleBap p. 12, OrpingtonKe p. 1, bruton-vol1 p. 111; 1563 George BEmar-vol2 p. 29, BUmar-vol9 p. 3, OrpingtonKe p. 1, SaxhamSf p. 56, StAnthonlin p. 16; 1564 Georg COmar-vol5 p. 3, George BUmar-vol9 p. 4, HAmar-vol9 p. 116, OrpingtonKe p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 17, bruton-vol1 p. 4; 1565 George Bar-in-El p. 11, CAmar-vol1 p. 2, COmar-vol5 p. 3, ComSewII 146, OrpingtonKe p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 17, StMaryA p. 4, bruton-vol1 p. 35; 1566 George BEmar-vol2 p. 30, bruton-vol1 p. 35; 1567 Georg ibid. p. 36, George CAmar-vol1 p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 19; 1568 George ExMar 2b, StAnthonlin p. 20, bruton-vol1 p. 37; 1569 George COmar-vol2 p. 69, DEmar-vol1 p. 82, StAnthonlin p. 20, bruton-vol1 p. 5; 1570 George BUmar-vol9 p. 5, OrpingtonKe p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 20, bruton-vol1 p. 38; 1571 George Bar-in-El p. 17, OrpingtonKe p. 3, SaxhamSf p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 21; 1572 Georg ibid. p. 22, George SaxhamSf p. 56; 1573 George Bar-in-El p. 22, OrpingtonKe p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 23; 1574 George DEmar-vol1 p. 83, OrpingtonKe p. 4, RegBisham p. 3; 1576 George BUmar-vol9 p. 6, CAmar-vol1 p. 3; 1576/7 George HAmar-vol9 p. 3; 1576 George OrpingtonKe p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 25; 1577 George OrpingtonKe p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 25; 1578 George BEmar-vol2 p. 30, OrpingtonKe p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 26; 1579 George BEmar-vol1 p. 10, HAmar-vol9 p. 79, OrpingtonKe p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 27; 1580 George ibid. p. 28, WAmar-1 p. 131, george MemStGiles p. 11; 1581 George HAmar-vol9 p. 3, OrpingtonKe p. 6; 1582 George DEmar-vol2 p. 7, OrpingtonKe p. 6; 1582/3 George RegBisham p. 4; 1584 Georg StAnthonlin p. 30, George BEmar-vol2 p. 130, COmar-vol5 p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 10, OrpingtonKe p. 7, RegBisham p. 5, StAnthonlin p. 30; 1585 Georg ibid. p. 31, Gorge SaxhamSf p. 57; 1586 George Bar-in-El p. 15, OrpingtonKe p. 7, SaxhamSf p. 40, bruton-vol1 p. 47, Gorge SaxhamSf p. 40; 1587 George BEmar-vol1 p. 12, COmar-vol5 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 14, OrpingtonKe p. 8, RegBisham p. 5, SaxhamSf p. 4; 1588 George BEmar-vol1 p. 13; 1588/9 George BEmar-vol2 p. 3; 1588 George Bar-in-El p. 26, SaxhamSf p. 4, WAmar-1 p. 16, bruton-vol1 p. 48; 1589 George BEmar-vol1 p. 13; 1589/90 George ibid. p. 13; 1589 George DEmar-vol2 p. 18, SaxhamSf p. 4, bruton-vol1 p. 49; 1590 George BEmar-vol2 p. 96, Bar-in-El p. 30, COmar-vol2 p. 49, DEmar-vol2 p. 20, OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1590/1 George RegFord p. 1; 1590 George SaxhamSf p. 4, bruton-vol1 p. 50; 1591 George DEmar-vol2 p. 23, StAnthonlin p. 35; 1592 George Bar-in-El p. 31, CAmar-vol1 p. 5, DEmar-vol2 p. 24, SaxhamSf p. 4; 1593 George COmar-vol5 p. 128, DEmar-vol1 p. 86, OrpingtonKe p. 76, StAnthonlin p. 36; 1594 George BEmar-vol2 p. 31, BUmar-vol9 p. 8, DEmar-vol2 p. 28, RegFord p. 2, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1595 George BEmar-vol1 p. 16, Bar-in-El p. 32, DEmar-vol2 p. 31; 1595/6 George RegFord p. 3; 1595 George SaxhamSf p. 5; 1596 George COmar-vol5 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1597 Georg StAnthonlin p. 38, George DEmar-vol2 p. 35, SaxhamSf p. 5, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1598 George BUmar-vol9 p. 10, DEmar-vol2 p. 37; 1599 George ibid. p. 40, OrpingtonKe p. 9, StAnthonlin p. 39, WAmar-1 p. 16, bruton-vol1 p. 57
Estonia
Middle Low German
1421 Jurien BbRT p. 349; 1426 Jurien ibid. p. 351; 1430 Iurgen ibid. p. 354; 1433 Jurgen ibid. p. 356; 1435 Joren ibid. p. 358; 1436 Yuryan ibid. p. 358; 1437 Jurghen ibid. p. 361; 1524x1532 Jurge (nom) Saareste1923b p. 139; 1525 Jurghen (nom) Hiiumaa p. 147
1592 Jorgies Tiik1977 p. 286
Early Modern Swedish
1564 Jurgen (nom) Hiiumaa p. 234, Jürgen (nom) ibid. p. 275; 1565 Jurgen (nom) ibid. p. 194, Jürgen (nom) ibid. p. 262; 1576 Jurgen ibid. p. 282; 1577 Jürgen (nom) ibid. p. 208; 1583 Jürgen (nom) ibid. p. 67
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Jören (nom) Audén1980 p. 167, Örijan (nom) ibid. p. 168; 1582 Jorgij (nom) ibid. p. 171, Jyrgi (nom) ibid. p. 171
France
Latin
1180 Georgius (nom) RotScaNor p. 37; 1378 Georgio (dat) hanquetvol1 2051, Georgius (nom) ibid. 1416
Old French
1296 Jorge paris1296 p. 35; 1313 Jorge Paris1313 p. 96
Middle French
1392 George MemBret-II col. 609; 1421 George favier 895; 1438 George ibid. 280; 1562 Georges RegPCC-1 p. 14; 1563 Georges ibid. p. 29; 1564 Georges ibid. p. 45; 1565 Georges ibid. p. 109; 1566 Georges ibid. p. 197; 1567 Georges ibid. p. 279; 1568 Georges ibid. p. 377; 1570 Georges ibid. p. 425; 1571 Georges ibid. p. 451
1392 Georget MemBret-II col. 607; 1571 Georgin RegPCC-1 p. 456
Germany
Latin
1230 Georgius (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 91; 1238 Georius (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XVII; 1415 Georgium (acc) mairhofer DCC, Georgius (nom) ibid. DCC, Georius (nom) ibid. DCCII; 1422 Georius (nom) ibid. DCCXVIII
Early New High German
1400 Geory (nom) mairhofer DCLXVIII; 1401 Jörgen (gen) ibid. DCLXIX; 1405 Jörgen (gen) ibid. DCLXXIX; 1407 Jörgen (dat) ibid. DCLXXXII; 1411 Jörgen (dat) ibid. DCXCIV; 1413 Jörg (nom) ibid. DCXCVI, Jörgen (dat) ibid. DCXCVI; 1416 Jörg (nom) ibid. DCCIII, Jörgen (gen) ibid. DCCIII; 1419 Georius (nom) ibid. DCCXII, Jörg (nom) ibid. DCCXII; 1424 Jörge (nom) ibid. DCCXX; 1428 Jörg (nom) ibid. DCCXXVII; 1429 Jörgen (dat) ibid. DCCXXX; 1497 Jorg Nurn1497 74, Jörg ibid. 1812
Ireland
Early Modern English
1528 George Fiants-1 23
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Zorzi (gen) BBC-Berg 430; 1285 Georgii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157; 1324 Georgius (nom) DSF p. 46, 3695; 1376 Georgii (gen) DouGen1 p. 223, Georgio (abl) ibid. p. 29; 1464 Georgius (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Georgi (gen) DSF p. 59, 55, Iorius (nom) ibid. p. 56, 11
1310 Georgini (gen) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1326 Zorzolo (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 423
Italian
1513x1521 Zorzo LeoX p. 18
Latvia
Latin
1301 Jurian (nom) RigSB 312
Middle Low German
1463 Jurgen Arbusow p. 100; 1506 Jorge Mettig1892 p. 7; 1521 Jurgen Arbusow p. 90, Mettig1892 p. 4; 1522 Jurgen Arbusow p. 97; 1523 Jurgen ibid. p. 98; 1524 Jurgen ibid. p. 99; 1532 Jurgen ibid. p. 97; 1549 Jurgen ibid. p. 100; 1565x1577 Jurgen ibid. p. 97; 1573 Jurgen Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1582x1594 Jurgen ibid. p. 47
Lithuania
Polish
1545 Jurgysa (nom) Kaunas2006 p. 82, 86; 1561x1565 Jurgia (gen) ibid. p. 83
The Netherlands
Dutch
1585 Ioris MagMiddelburg-1560; 1586 Ioris ibid.; 1587 Ioris ibid.; 1588 Joris ibid.; 1589 Joris ibid.
Scotland
Latin
1425 Georgius (nom) RMSRS-2 32; 1506 Georgio (dat) RegDunf 496; 1555 Georgii (gen) ibid. 577, Georgius (nom) ibid. 577; 1578 Georgius (nom) morton-vol1 15
Scots
c1550 George CartNBer p. xxiii
Spain
Catalan
1510 Jordi valencia1510 3592
Spanish
1576 Jorge Catalogo-5.2 3923
Sweden
Old Swedish
1383 Georgius SRA-vol2 no. 1918
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Georgio (abl) AGZ-18 19
Wales
Early Modern English
1593 Georg RegLlantrithyd p. 34; 1599 George ibid. p. 62
Cite as: R. Le Get, N. Shiel, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "George". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/George.