As you browse through old records, modern databases, and DNA results, you will find people of the GUTHRIE surname and ancestry using a number of different spelling variations.
In many cases the use of a different spelling was simply a phonetic attempt to document the name during a time when illiteracy was high or there was simply no commonly accepted way to spell the family name.
Alternate spellings might also have differentiated members of an extended family with the same given names.
Sometimes there are spelling trends within a family branch as descendants continue to use a variant spelling. Those alternate versions continue to be in use today.
You will also find GUTHRIE descendants who have settled in non-English speaking countries, which has led to the GUTHRIE surname being altered to fit the local language.
Used by descendants of Walter Guthrie, merchant from Montrose, SCT who settled in Stockholm.
GFG1A – Branch B
GFG2A – Branch K
DE LA GAUTERIE / LAGAUTERIE
GUTHRIDGE / GUTTERIDGE / GUTRIDGE