Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- 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.
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