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The meaning of Gutierrez
Spanish (Gutiérrez): patronymic from the medieval personal name Gutierre, from a Visigothic personal name of uncertain form and meaning, perhaps a compound of the elements gunthi ‘battle’ + hairus ‘sword’. Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Jesus, Manuel, Carlos, Francisco, Jorge, Pedro, Raul, Miguel, Roberto.
Dictionary of American Family Names, 2nd edition, © Oxford University Press, 2022.
How common is the last name Gutierrez in the United States?
According to the Decennial U.S. Census data, the surname Gutierrez has increased in popularity significantly from 2000 to 2010. In 2000, Gutierrez was ranked as the 96th most common surname, but by 2010 it had risen to the 67th spot, showing a rise of 30.21%. The count of people with this surname also saw an increase of 37.72%, moving from 212,905 in 2000 to 293,218 by 2010. The proportion of people with the surname Gutierrez per 100k increased by approximately 26% during this ten-year period.
|Proportion per 100k||78.92||99.4||25.95%|
Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Gutierrez
The ethnicity distribution for the surname Gutierrez, based on the Decennial U.S. Census, indicates that the majority of individuals identified as Hispanic. This group experienced a slight increase from 92.39% in 2000 to 93.33% in 2010. Those identifying as White decreased from 5.21% to 4.57%, while the proportion of Asian/Pacific Islander remained stable at 1.4% over the decade. Individuals reporting two or more races declined by 52.38%, and those identifying as Black and American Indian and Alaskan Native slightly decreased by 4.00% and 24.24% respectively.
|American Indian and Alaskan Native||0.33%||0.25%||-24.24%|
|Two or More Races||0.42%||0.2%||-52.38%|
gutierrez ancestry composition
23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Gutierrez is Spanish & Portuguese, which comprises 42.3% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are Indigenous American (28.8%) and British & Irish (9.5%). Additional ancestries include French & German, Filipino & Austronesian, Italian, Senegambian & Guinean, and Ashkenazi Jewish.
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|Spanish & Portuguese||42.3%|
|British & Irish||9.5%|
Possible origins of the surname gutierrez
Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.
Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Gutierrez have recent ancestry locations all within Mexico.
|RECENT ANCESTRY Location||Percentage|
|Nuevo Leon, Mexico||65.20%|
What gutierrez haplogroups can tell you
Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.
The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Gutierrez is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include Q-M3 and R-M167, which are predominantly found among people with East Asian & Indigenous American and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Torres, Ruiz, Gonzalez, Herrera, Rodriguez, Garcia, Diaz, Moreno, Gomez, Silva.
The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Gutierrez surname are: A2, B2, D1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.
Your maternal lineage may be linked to some of the first Americans
Though the Ice Age was beginning to retreat when your A2 ancestors first entered North America, there were still massive barriers blocking their way. Glaciers and inhospitable climate covered much of the continent, blocking entry into the interior. Nonetheless, researchers have found evidence that a wave of American founders migrated over 13,000 kilometers to reach southern Chile in only 2,000 years, a blink of an eye in the story of human migration! Their highway to the south was the coast of the Pacific, stocked with fish, diverse marine mammals, and other valuable resources in the rich kelp forests of the upper latitudes and in the abundant fresh-water rivers near the equator. Because of this rapid movement south, the A2 haplogroup and its diverse branches are found throughout North and South America.
What do people with the surname Gutierrez have in common?
Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.
Chocolate Ice Cream
Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.
"Gutierrez" Surname 34.6%
23andMe Users 41.3%
When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.
"Gutierrez" Surname 33.4%
23andMe Users 27.9%
Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.
"Gutierrez" Surname 21.4%
23andMe Users 21.1%
An allergic reaction to cats, characterized by symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and difficulty breathing.
"Gutierrez" Surname 35.7%
23andMe Users 36.7%