Gault Family History
Gault Name Meaning
Scottish (Lanarkshire) Irish (Antrim and Derry) and English: variant of Galt . French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Waldo from wald ‘power authority’. French: habitational name from any of the places called Le Gault (for example in Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir) named with ancient Germanic walthu- ‘wood forest’. Compare Legault .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press