What is the origin of the last name Gains?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Both are Engilsh surnames. See below for more information:
gains Name Meaning and History
English: variant of Gain.
Gain Name Meaning and History
English: variant of Gaines.
Gaines Name Meaning and History
1. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.
2. This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus.
Richardson Name Meaning and History
English: patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.
Richard Name Meaning and History
English, French, German, and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
- smitreskiLv 43 years ago
Wickard call meaning and background Altered spelling of German Wickardt, a variation of Wichert. Wichert call meaning and background German: from a private call composed of the climate wig ‘conflict’, ‘conflict’ + no longer undemanding ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘solid’.