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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.

Gane Early Origins



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

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Gane Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gane Early History


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Gane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gane research. Another 251 words (18 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.

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Gane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.)

Gane Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Leslie A. Gane, aged 35, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gane (post 1700)



  • Charles J. Gane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Gane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gane Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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