Gudgeon Family History
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Gudgeon Name Meaning
English: from Middle English gojon, gogen, Old French gougon ‘gudgeon’ (the fish) (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis), applied as a nickname or perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of these fish. The gudgeon is considered easy to catch, so the nickname may have denoted a gullible person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press