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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GAWNT  [key]
Other Forms FormsGaunte, Gant

Meaning & History

This name is believed to have derived "from the town of Gaunt, now Ghent, in Flanders."

An infamous bearer of the name is John of Gaunt, an English prince. Another bearer is Elizabeth Gaunt, who was last woman executed for a political crime in England, having taken part in the Rye House Plot of 1683.

This surname is also used for Merope Gaunt, the mother of Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series.
Added 10/7/2020 by Linguist56