Last name: GAGE

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GAGE : This last name is indexed 121,563 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GAGE : 1: English: perhaps from Middle English gage gauge ‘fixed measure’ (Old French gauge) probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.2: English and French: from Middle English Old French gage ‘pledge surety’ (against which money was lent) and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.3: English: variant of Geach an unexplained name common in Cornwall.

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