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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. GAM-bən  [key]
Other Forms FormsGammon, Gambone, Gamon, Gammons, Gammond, Gamons, Gamboun, Gamboune, Game, Gamen, Gammonds, Games, Gamman, Gammans, Gaman

Meaning & History

Derived from Anglo-Norman French gambon meaning "ham", itself derived from a Norman-Picard form of Old French jambe meaning "leg". A famous bearer is the Irish-English actor Sir Michael Gambon (1940-).
Added 1/11/2022 by General9696