Gage Family History
Gage Name Meaning
English: from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge ‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures. English and French: from Middle English, Old French gage ‘pledge’, ‘surety’ (against which money was lent), and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press