Cage Family History
Cage Name Meaning
Reduced form of Irish McCage, a variant of McCaig. English (East Anglia): from Middle English, Old French cage ‘cage’, ‘enclosure’ (Latin cavea ‘container’, ‘cave’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of small cages for animals or birds, or a keeper of the large public cage in which petty criminals were confined for short periods of imprisonment.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press