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  • Agnes de Gant (c.1131 - 1155)
    Agnes De Gaunt (b. 1118, d. 1155) Agnes De Gaunt (daughter of Walter De Gaunt and Matilda De Brittany)197 was born 1118 in Folkingham, Lincolnshire, England197, and died 1155 in Somersetshire, Englan...
  • Alice de Gant (c.1088 - d.)
  • Alice de Mowbray (1120 - c.1176)
    Sources: Keats-Rohan, K.S.B. Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066-1166. The Boydell Press, 2002. p. 538. ============== Welles: Welles of Welles...

About the Gant surname

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’, for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign . A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans, from Low German gante ‘goose’