Ganong
A friend of mine with German ancestry has this last name. I've been trying to uncover it's origin and meaning. I suspect German, dialectic, and wonder if there's some more familiar and recognizable name that I can derive a meaning from.Btw ...just noted an American skier, Travis Ganong on the American ski team. Thanks for any help!Sean
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I have a feeling that it is actually originates from French Canada and that Gagnon became Ganong overtime. Interesting note the alpine skier Ganong is going out with a French Canadian alpine skier called gagnon!
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Ganong and Genung are alterations of the French name Guenon which is derived from the Germanic name Wano, from wan ‘hope’.Jean Guenon from La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime m. Margreta Sneden in Brooklyn, NY in 1662. The surname was altered to Ganong and Genung in the next generation.
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Lepic, do you think Guenon or Ganong could be related to Gagnon?
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So cool ... thanks!!
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