from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gage, Thomas 1721-1787. British general and colonial administrator. As governor of Massachusetts (1774-1775) his attempts to suppress colonial resistance led to the start of the American Revolution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.


An occupational surname from Middle English gage, gauge "measure" for an assayer, or gage "pledge" for a moneylender. (Wiktionary)



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