Gange Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): of uncertain derivation. It may be a habitational name, perhaps from a place called Ganges in southern France. This is recorded in the 12th century as Agange and Aganthicum, perhaps from a derivative of Latin acanthus ‘bear’s-foot’. On the other hand, it may be from the Old Norse personal name Gangi, a cognate of Old English Gegn. German (Gänge): from Middle High German genge ‘common’, ‘circulating (among the people)’, ‘sprightly’, hence an occupational name for a hawker or peddler; perhaps also a nickname for an energetic person (see Genge 2). German (Gange or Gänge): from a short form of the personal names Wolfgang or Gangulf, both formed with Old High German gang- ‘gait’, ‘walk’ (+ wolf ‘wolf’).

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


Similar surnames: Gangl, Ganje, Range, Ganger, Gage, Grange, Game, Page, Ange, Cange

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Gange Family Origin

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Gange Family Occupations

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  • Boot Maker

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • (Formerly Domestic Servt)

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gange family was Agricultural Labourer. Boot Maker, Farmer and (Formerly Domestic Servt) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gange. The most common Gange occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 5% of Gange's were Boot Makers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Gange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Gange in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gange

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