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Gandy Name Meaning

English:: possibly a nickname from Old French gandie ‘pretence trick trickery’. alternatively perhaps from a shortened form of the Old French personal name Gandin a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning with Wand- ‘turn wind’ or more likely Gand- (of uncertain etymology). In Cheshire Middle English variation between Gond- and Gand- is probably due to dialect rounding of original -a- before -n(d)-. In south England however the variation is difficult to explain (see 3 below). in south England possibly a variant of Gander with substitution of -y for weakly stressed -er. — No evidence has been found to support the claim of Reaney and Wilson citing John Gameday 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Suffolk) that the name derives from Middle English Gameday ‘servant of Game’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Gandy family from?

You can see how Gandy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gandy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gandy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 297 Gandy families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gandy's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gandy families in 1891.
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What did your Gandy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gandy. 10% of Gandy men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Gandy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gandy were Dock Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Dock Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What is the average Gandy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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