Last name: GANT

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GANT : This last name is indexed 39,449 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GANT : 1: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Ghent in Flanders Belgium.2: English: from Middle English gaunt gant ‘slim slender; drawn thin and angular’.3: North German: probably a variant of Gans ‘goose’.4: South German: probably a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’ or a habitational name from a place called with this word (see also Gander). It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ (see Ganter 1).5: French: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves from Old French gant ‘glove’ a word of ancient Germanic origin.

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