Joseph Gant

2 April 1779–25 June 1840
Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Gant was christened on 2 April 1779, in Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of John Gant and Sarah Arms. He married Elizabeth Bailey on 30 July 1816, in Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He was buried in Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Gant
1779–1840
Elizabeth Bailey
1789–1828
Marriage: 30 July 1816
Mary Gant
1817–
Sarah Gant
1819–

Spouse and Children

    Male1779–1840Male

    Elizabeth Bailey

    Female1789–1828Female

MARRIAGE
30 July 1816
Hoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

    Mary Gant

    Female1817–Female

    Sarah Gant

    Female1819–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1733–1797Male

    Sarah Arms

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

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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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Gant in entry for Mary Gant, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Joseph Gant, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Joseph Gant in entry for Sarah Gant, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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