Gane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gane surname is thought to come from the Old French word "gagner," which meant "to till" or "cultivate" the land. A such, the name Gane was likely originally an occupational name for a farmer or cultivator.

Early Origins of the Gane family

The surname Gane was first found in Bourgogne where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Gane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gane research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1576, 1579, 1611, 1645, 1674, 1675, 1685, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagne, Gagnes, Gane, Gaine, Gaigne, Geigne, Geygne, Gaygne, De Gagne, De Gagnes, DesGagne, Des Gagne, Desgagne, desGagne, Gagny, Gagnay, Gagnais, Gagney, Gagneais, Gagnet, Gagnau, Gaigne, Gaignet, Gaigney, Gaigny and many more.

Early Notables of the Gane family (pre 1700)

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United States Gane migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eustace H. Gane, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Mrs. G. Gane, aged 55, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • S. L. Gane, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Theresa Gane, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1896
Gane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Gane, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1904
  • William Gane, aged 38, who arrived in America from Buston, Nottinghamshire, in 1904
  • Abbie Gane, aged 6, who arrived in America from Belston, Nottinghamshire, in 1905
  • Fred Gane, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • George Gane, aged 41, who arrived in America from Huley, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Gane migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gane Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Leslie A. Gane, aged 35, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1919

Australia Gane migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Gane, (b. 1808), aged 31, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mr. Joseph Gane, (b. 1815), aged 24, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 10 years for house breaking, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

West Indies Gane migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Gane Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Richard Gane, (b. 1615), aged 19, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Hopewell" arriving in Barbados on 17th February 1634 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gane (post 1700) +

  • Charles J. Gane, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 [4]
  • Tim Gane (b. 1964), English musician, leader of the rock band Stereolab
  • Lucinda Gane (b. 1949), British actress, best known for her role as Miss Terri Mooney in the UK TV serial Grange Hill (1980-1983)
  • Jeremy Gane (b. 1948), English managing director of Gane and Marshall International Ltd, a tour operator specializing in East Africa mountain climbs
  • Ionel Tersinio Gane (b. 1971), retired Romanian football player
  • Chris Gane (b. 1974), English professional golfer
  • Alan Gane (b. 1950), English former amateur footballer and manager


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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