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Gage Family History

Gage Name Meaning
English: from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge ‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Gage Families

  • Number of Gage families
     241 - 480
     81 - 240
     1 - 80
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gage families
     238 - 474
     80 - 237
     1 - 79
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gage families
     27 - 52
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gage Family Origin

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Gage Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gage

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Gage Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gage census records

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Gage Civil War Service Records

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