Gage Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Gale, Gager, Page, Cage, Sage, Gange, Cape, Game, Kage, Gade

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Gage Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gage name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gage. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Gage Family Origin

Where is the Gage family from?

Gage Family Occupations

What did your Gage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gage. The most common Gage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gage's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gage family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gage ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gage Historical Records

What Gage family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 134,000 census records available for the last name Gage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Gage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Gage. For the veterans among your Gage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gage Life Expectancy

What is the average Gage lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gage in 1944 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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