Origins Available: French-Alt
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
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Gane 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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Migration of the Gane family to the New World and Oceana
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
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Gane Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Leslie A. Gane, aged 35, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Gane (post 1700)
- Charles J. Gane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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