Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced form of McGann.
  • German : from the personal name Gano, or, in Austria, a short form of Candidus, a personal name from Latin candidus ‘bright’, ‘white’, ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’ (see Kann).
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.