Not the most common name (Janssens & Peeters), but rather common :
-3683 Goris in Belgium, mostly in the northeast of Flanders, dutchspeaking, in Antwerpen and Turnhout(B). A lot more in the adjacent province of Noordbrabant (NL). Very rare in the West, coastal Flanders, and the South, Frenchspeaking Wallonie.
-only 8 Ghoris (origin a drunk father misspelling the name of his child to the City Hall clerk in Gent)
see www.sopress.be and click on the belgian map somewhere in the middle.
All Flamish and Dutch Goris (and Ghoris) should be related, if traceable to the small region just North-East of Antwerpen (Ekeren(B), Zandvliet(B), Ossendrecht(Nl), Hoogerheide(NL),...) Kinship might be up to 3 centuries ago for some branches though. In some of those villages it was the most common name. Gooris, etc. is also allways related, I guess, but do not know for sure.
Meanwhile, there are some Goris in Germany too : http://www.sippen.de/goris/links.html;
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