Gage Family History
Gage Name Meaning
English: perhaps from Middle English gage gauge ‘fixed measure’ (Old French gauge) 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. English: variant of Geach an unexplained name common in Cornwall.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022