Dictionary of Medieval Names
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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.

The English form Jeorge is witnessed in 1379 in the relational byname Jeorgewyf' (WRYPT1 p. 17).

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Gooris BoonenGes p. 322, Jooris ibid. p. 321, Joris ibid. p. 320
Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Georij (gen) chlumecky 17
1358 Jurglino (dat) chlumecky 204, p. 30
Middle High German
c1339 Jurgel (nom) Rössler1 93
Denmark
Danish
1581 Jørgen KD-1 no. 362, Jørgenn ibid. no. 362
England
Latin
1340xc1450 Georgius (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 8; 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; 1538 Georgius (nom) SA12 p. 1; 1539/40 Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1540 Georgii (gen) ibid. p. 3, Georgius (nom) ibid. p. 3; 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 CovGuild-2 p. 90, george PP-HenV p. 14; 1530 George LIWill-III p. 4; 1530/31 George ibid. p. 94; 1531 George WillsInv LXXXI; 1533 George CovGuild-2 p. 159; 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, George RegIng 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, RegIng p. 2, 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; 1549 George RegIng p. 3; 1550 George StAnthonlin p. 8, WillsInv XCV; 1552 George RegIng p. 4, 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, BarnstapleBap p. 12, OrpingtonKe p. 1, SaxhamSf p. 56, StAnthonlin p. 16; 1564 Georg COmar-vol5 p. 3, George BUmar-vol9 p. 4; 1564/5 George BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1564 George ibid. p. 13, 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; 1493 George MSR1838 p. 379; 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; 1493 Georget MSR1838 p. 375; 1571 Georgin RegPCC-1 p. 456
Germany
Latin
1230 Georgius (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 91; 1238 Georius (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XVII; 1323 Georrius (nom) VFBStralsund 89; 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; 1406 Iorge (nom) UrkJen2 5; 1407 Jörgen (dat) mairhofer DCLXXXII; 1409 Goͤrge (nom) UrkJen2 17; 1411 Jörgen (dat) mairhofer 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
Middle Low German
1456 Jurghen VFBStralsund 680, Jurghene (obl) ibid. 680
Hungary
Latin
1317 Georgii (gen) CDH-VIII-II VIII, Georgio (abl) ibid. XV
Ireland
Latin
1497 Georgium (acc) RegOct 38
Early Modern English
1528 George Fiants-1 23; 1537 George ibid. 63; 1539 George ibid. 73
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Zorzi (gen) BBC-Berg 430; 1285 Georgii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157; 1324 Georgius (nom) DSF p. 46, 3695; 1366 Georgium (acc) Livi 15; 1376 Georgii (gen) DouGen1 p. 223, Georgio (abl) ibid. p. 29; 1401 Giorgio (abl) SDHK no. 15739; 1404 Georgius (nom) CatTir1 22; 1450 Georgii (gen) VitAs2 XI; 1464 Georgius (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1521 Georgii (gen) VitAs2 III, Georgius (nom) ibid. III; 1522x1532 Georgi (gen) DSF p. 59, 55, Iorius (nom) ibid. p. 56, 11; 1540 Georgium (acc) PNC 6
1310 Georgini (gen) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1326 Zorzolo (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 423
Italian
1429–1430 Giorgio DiaryLMA p. 260; 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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/George.