Marie-Christine Gu+ Rin

14 April 1792–
Les Bulles, Luxembourg, Belgium

The Life of Marie-Christine

Marie-Christine Gu+ Rin was born on 14 April 1792, in Les Bulles, Luxembourg, Belgium as the daughter of Jean- Louis Gu+ Rin and Marie Josèphe Martin. She married Jacques Goffinet on 22 February 1817, in Les Bulles, Luxembourg, Belgium. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in her hometown.

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Family Time Line

Jacques Goffinet
Marie-Christine Gu+ Rin
Marriage: 22 February 1817
Henri Goffinet
Jean Joseph Goffinet

Spouse and Children

22 February 1817
Les Bulles, Luxembourg, Belgium


Parents and Siblings

    Jean- Louis Gu+ Rin


    Marie Josèphe Martin




World Events (1)


Age 38

The Netherlands declare independence. The outbreak of a revolution in France in July 1830 inspire a Belgian uprising in August. Dutch troops are driven from Brussels, and on October 4th a unique coalition of Catholics and Liberals proclaim Belgian independence. The great powers--Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia--accept Belgian independence from the Netherlands.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 顾: from the place name Gu. Records of the this surname go back to the Xia dynasty ( 2205–1766 bc ), when there existed a state called Gu. Much later, during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ), there existed another state of Gu. Eventually, some descendants of the ruling class of both these areas adopted the place name as their surname.2 Chinese 谷: from a word meaning ‘valley’. During the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) there existed in the state of Qin a certain Viscount Fei Zi, a descendant of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu of the 26th century bc . Viscount Fei Zi was granted the area Qin Valley, and his descendants later adopted the word gu ‘valley’, as their surname.3 Chinese 古: from the name of the grandfather of the virtuous duke Wen Wang ( 1231–1135 bc ), known as Gu Gong Tan Fu. The character for Gu, which also means ‘ancient’, was adopted by some of his descendants as a surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Marie Catherine Guerin in entry for Henri Goffinet, "Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912"

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