Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gerward m. Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Old High German wart 'guard, ward'.

France
Latin
c823 Geroardus (nom) irminon-vol2 20, Palatiolum, Giroardus (nom) ibid. 33, CE, Gyroardus (nom) ibid. 10, CE
Germany
Latin
987 Gerwardus (nom) HambUrk-vol1 XLVIII
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gerward". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gerward.