Gandy Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): of uncertain origin. The most plausible suggestion is that it is a nickname for someone who was in the habit of wearing gloves, from Old French ganté, a derivative of gant ‘glove’ (see Gant) or an occupational name for a glove-maker, Old French gantier. However, a certain Hugh de Gandy was High Sheriff of Devon in 1167; it is possible that his surname is a habitational name from some unidentified place in France or even from Ghent in Flanders (see Gaunt 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sandy, Mandy, Dando, Gard, Gundy, Sand, Gundry, Tandy, Gadd, Landy

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Gandy Family Origin

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Gandy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Marble Cutter

    33%
  • Merchant

    33%

In 1881, Farmer and Marble Cutter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gandy. A less common occupation for the Gandy family was Merchant. The most common Gandy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Gandy's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Gandy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gandy in 1944 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gandy

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