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The GAGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,022 2077 0.006 59
United States (1880 census) 5,934 1038 0.012 119
Change since 1880 +10088 -1039 -0.006 -60
Other Countries
Australia 413 3806 0.003 25
United Kingdom 2,075 2867 0.005 45
Top States for GAGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,193 1172 0.011 105
California 1,514 2128 0.004 45
New York 1,069 1746 0.006 56
Michigan 811 1377 0.008 82
Florida 710 2941 0.004 44
Top States for GAGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 239 808 0.019 193
Alaska 117 659 0.019 187
Vermont 104 1043 0.017 171
Arkansas 410 876 0.015 153
Oklahoma 399 1209 0.012 116


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GAGE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GAGE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GAGE in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GAGE by picking someone at random in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GAGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GAGE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the GAGE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GAGE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 304 1.9
Mixed Race 239 1.49
Native American/Alaskan 125 0.78
Asian/Pacific 82 0.51
White (Caucasian) 13,481 84.14
Black/African American 1,793 11.19

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GAGE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GAGE in historical publications

GAGE. The oldest copy of the so-called Battel Abbey Roll mentions a De Gaugy or Gage as having come into England at the time of the Conquest. He settled in the forest of Dean, and his descendants were ennobled. Banks, i. 89. " Modem Heralds trace the genealogy of the family of Gage, now flourishing in the rank of the peerage, from this ancient stock." Ibid, p. 87.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to GAGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GAGE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GAGE

The following words are slight variants of GAGE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.