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Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsGagnon, Gonyeau, Ganhon

Meaning & History

Nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French Gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. Possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.
Added 1/17/2016 by LMS
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C