When Dorine Joy Gerard was born on 3 July 1930, in Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Harry Clay Gerard, was 26 and her mother, Doris Lavinia Abbott, was 19. She married Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr. on 3 August 1948. She lived in Mud Lake, Marshall, Minnesota, United States in 2001. She died on 2 June 2003, in Terreton, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Jean-Pierre, Murielle, Emile, Pascal, Pierre, Agathe, Alain, Aldes, Antoine, Armand.
French (Gérard), Walloon (mainly Gérard), and English (of Norman origin): from the personal name Gérard, Gerard (from Old French Gerart, Girart), composed of the ancient Germanic elements gēr ‘spear, lance’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. As a surname of French origin it is also found in Haiti. Compare Garrard and also French Guerard , English Garard , Gerrard , and Jarrard .
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