Meaning and Origin of: Gage

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Pledge

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Last name origin & 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.