Gant Name Meaning

French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin). German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander. It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ (see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans, from Low German gante ‘goose’.

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


Similar surnames: Gast, Gaunt, Gans, Gent, Ganz, Gann, Kant, Grant, Gatt, Wang

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Gant Family Origin

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Gant Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Going To School

    18%
  • Barber

    14%
  • Butcher

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gant family was Butcher. Farmer, Going To School and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gant. The most common Gant occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Gant's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Gant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gant in 1944 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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