(son) (son) Gant

1811–
Prob: IN

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(son) (son) Gant was born in 1811.

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1 French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin).2 German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander . It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ ( see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans , from Low German gante ‘goose’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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