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Gange Early Origins



The surname Gange was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1205 when Thomas Geg held estates.

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Gange Spelling Variations


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Gange Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Gange include Gedge, Gidge, Gigg, Gegg, Ginge, Genge and others.

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Gange Early History


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Gange Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gange research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gange History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gange Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gange Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gange 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Gange were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Gange Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Gange, who landed in America in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gange (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gange (post 1700)



  • Edwin Stanley Gange (1871-1944), English merchant and Liberal politician, Member of Parliament for Bristol North (1918-1922)
  • Thomas Gange (1891-1947), English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire between 1913 and 1920
  • Ray Gange (b. 1957), English former actor from London, best known for his portrayal of the roadie who starred in the film Rude Boy
  • Toni Gänge (b. 1988), German footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Gange Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gange 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2015 at 08:34.

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