The range for the George surname include English, Welsh, French, South Indian. It comes from the personal name ofÂ George. It was the Greek form of Georgios, which means â€˜rusticâ€™ or â€˜farmerâ€™.
At the end of the Middle Ages in Europe, St. George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits. St. George as the patron saint of England became a popular name, especially as a given name.
In other languages; in German it is Georg and in Greek it is Georgopoulos. With the British influence in India (in Asia) during the 20th and 19th centuries, the surname George became very popular.
In the 1880s most George families were farmers.
In the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio the George surname is popular.
In England it is in a scattering of counties like Cornwall, Norfolk, Kent and the London area. Also a couple far western regions in Wales the surname of George is popular.
Famous: Eddie George (professional football player), Henry George (19th century American writer, politician, economist), Stefan George (German poet), Elizabeth George (novelist), Charlie George (British footballer) and Lowell George (singer-songwriter and producer).