Last name: GANDY

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GANDY : This last name is indexed 44,101 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GANDY : English:: 1: possibly a nickname from Old French gandie ‘pretence trick trickery’.2: alternatively perhaps from a shortened form of the Old French personal name Gandin a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning with Wand- ‘turn wind’ or more likely Gand- (of uncertain etymology). In Cheshire Middle English variation between Gond- and Gand- is probably due to dialect rounding of original -a- before -n(d)-. In south England however the variation is difficult to explain (see 3 below).3: in south England possibly a variant of Gander with substitution of -y for weakly stressed -er. — No evidence has been found to support the claim of Reaney and Wilson citing John Gameday 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Suffolk) that the name derives from Middle English Gameday ‘servant of Game’.

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