Last name: Gandy
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Paul Gandy Lankford
I am the son of the late James Paul Lankford, Jr., of Isle of Wight County, VA, and the late ThomasEna Gandy Lankford of Wadesboro, NC. My mother's parents were Thomas Abel Gandy of Dovesville, SC, and Irene (Ena) Hendley Gandy of Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC. In the 1960's while I was a student at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, one of my classmates who was a sociology major told me one of his professors had talked about the Gandy family plantations in Mississippi and Alabama. Does anyone know anything about this topic? My grandfather was the son of James LaFayette Gandy and Elizabeth (Bettie) Lavinia Smoot Gandy, both of Darlington County, SC. I remember as a young child visiting the Gandy family plantation in Dovesville where my mother's uncle was still living, but the house was gone when I took my mother back there in the 1990's to see the homeplace. I do have one of the earliest sewing machines which came from the attic of this home.
My mother's maiden name was GANDY from NE Pennsylvania. She was born in 1943. I am not 100% sure of spelling, however, I believe her parents were Zebulum and Marguerite Gandy. At least one set of mother's grandparents resided in Philadelphia. There is a possibility of NJ and/or NY family too. I believe we are of Polish & Jewish blood. Kindly email me if you know anything: karenpompom @ yahoo.com
Best I can tell Edward Gandy is my 7th (I think) Great-Grandfather through his son Brittain Gandy, Sr. My maternal Grandmother was Mertice (Friday) Gilliland of Billingsley, AL. Here is Ancestry.com's blurb about the Gandy surname. "English (of Norman origin): of uncertain origin. The most plausible suggestion is that it is a nickname for someone who was in the habit of wearing gloves, from Old French ganté, a derivative of gant ‘glove’ (see Gant) or an occupational name for a glove-maker, Old French gantier. However, a certain Hugh de Gandy was High Sheriff of Devon in 1167; it is possible that his surname is a habitational name from some unidentified place in France or even from Ghent in Flanders."
The origin of the Edward Gandy who came to Henrico County, Virginia, in 1616 under the sponsorship of Joseph Royall is Devon, England. This Edward is the progenitor of the Gandys in Nash County, NC, around the time of the Revolution, and from whom many Gandys descend that are found later in South Georgia; Darlington County, SC; and places in Texas and Alabama. Mr. Tupper, who commented above, is quite accurate. It is not clear, however, whether the emigrant Edward Gandy was a member of that family and left England to escape Cromwell's persecution or whether his family took simply took the name. I plan to go to England as soon as possible to further research this question.
I am descended from Thomas Aaron Gandy (1640-1732) married Elizabeth Young. He was born in England, his father may be a John Gandy. I have tried to connect Edward Gandy (from the Brinkley side) with no luck. Have you run across any information that might tie these two Gandy families together.
I also believe I am a descendent of Thomas Aaron Gandy (1640-1732). He would be my great x9 grandfather. All previous were New Jersey born. It would be great to know the English background.
J., If he was from the Waynesboro area, he more than likely was a clan member of Gandy Town at some point, which was located somewhere around the Moselle area. There is actually a Gandy cemetary in the same area.
Hi. Just discovered this sight. My name is Alan McLoughlin. My Mother's maiden surname was Gandy and she was the daughter of Cyril George Gandy born in1892 in Cape Town, South Africa. I am trying to follow the line back from there but have no info to go on. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. My Mother had two siblings, Sylvia Gandy who died childless in the '70s and Cyril who had three sons, Robert, Trevor and Peter, all resident in South Africa.
Hi my name is Lisa Jane Gandy.... My father was Joseph Marion Gandy originally from Camilla ga. I'm 34 yes old and my dad would have been 96 this year. We lived in Jones County as well. He has a son that is my half brother named jack Gandy. I know that there are several gandy's that are still residing in Macon Ga. These were the gandy's that owned the pool table company and my cousins. I've wanted to trace my dads history back Bc he was so old to see what I could dig up. If anyone knows Kim, Marcus Mary Florence Gandy .... These are all relatives.
Lisa, my name is RL Gandy. I am a distant cousin. Go to this website and follow the family links: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34955293 It will show your ancestry. I am trying to find out what happened to your uncle Paul after he moved to TN. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, RL Gandy.
Hi - my great great grandfather was Clabon Gandy from Waynesboro, MS. I find the above very interesting as I have been told that my Great Grandfather (Will Grandy who was married to Ada Pou) often spoke of being Irish. Dose anyone have any information on Clab/Clabon Gandy born around 1851?
Has anyone trace the possibility that the original spelling was Ghandi? I heard that maybe it was a deriviative from the middle east, but I am not certain.
Gandy is a european last name not to be confused with Ghandi.
I just came across this link and find it interesting that others are having a difficult time with their Gandy history. My great great grandfather was Thomas Gandy who married my gggrandmother Arvilla Holbrook and lived in North Dakota. He worked on the railroad and some distent cousins told me he was dispised by his peers and called "squawman." I know NOTHING of his origin and would love to know if anyone might have some information. Did he come from Mississippi from anyone's family line? I always thought he was of Irish decent.
I know she is not the same, but my mother's name was Doris Gandy. her maiden name was Biglan. Thanks for the info, gives me something to work with in tracking down this mystry.
Jane Gandy Sharpe
Tim, I think your first ancestor in Mississippi was probably Noel Gandy, the nephew of my ancestor, John Jonas Gandy. They traveled from Darlington District, SC to Mississippi together sometime in the 1830's, I believe. Evelyn Gandy, who had a long and illustrious career which culminated as the only female lieutenant governor of Mississippi, was descended from Noel. Jack Gandy, my dad's first cousin and a descendent of John Jonas, was father of the Tim Gandy I knew slightly. Jack did live in Glendale and was married twice, once to a lady named Doris. I never knew Doris, but did know his second wife, Virginia, who was the mother of his children. She was a lovely lady. Last I heard, one of his sons lived in his house in Glendale.
Laura Mathis Willingham
Yes, my great great grand father from what I have been told came from cork Ireland came into us lived in Idaho raised potatos. He moved to Mosel married an Indian girl (chief jinny tubby of the Choctaw tribe's daughter) settled in an area known as Gandy town ( north of Glendale) and had two wives. Yes, our family is from the Glendale/ Mosel/ coffeeville area, our claim to fame is that my great aunt was the lieutenant governor of Mississippi.
and plus this information on the top sounds very similar of what my father William Shannon Gandy told me about...he told me about the Gandy Family coat of arms,the origin of the name, and theres another generation of the Gandy's residing in England. Gandy is a English name by the way...
Jane Gandy Sharpe
I'm Jane Gandy Sharpe and was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. My father was James Ethel Gandy from Jones County. If Tim Gandy is the Tim from the Glendale community north of Hattiesburg, our dads were first cousins. I've dabbled in genealogy off and on for years, and get postings from the Gandy MyFamily site. General consensus is that the Gandy's came from England and Ireland, but if anyone has ever traced my branch back to its source, I'm not aware of it. They were in the US very early, and no one that I know of has been able to determine with certainty who was our ancestor John Jonas Gandy's father. Best bets are for Brinkley, but that possibility is muddied by the possibility of an adoption in the 1700's. I'd love to know if anyone solves the mystery!
Rhea Gandy here, residing in los Angeles, California. The Gandy's are on my fathers side of the family and most of them live in Mississippi today. I have no idea on the correct origin of our family, someone let me know thanks.
Steve Gandy here, originally from Memphis, TN, now in Colorado Springs, CO. I STILL have no idea where my ancestry comes from? Somewhere in the UK? Am I French?
I am Tim Gandy and my grandfather was from or lived in Moselle, Mississippi. However, I was under the impression that he was from Cork Ireland. Not really sure where my people came from. Is Gandy Irish, English or French?
My name is Mike Gandy and I was under the impression that the Gandy name was from Scottish decent. A great deal of the Gandy's from my fathers side are from Louisiana.
my Name is William Gandy and i believe the surname is English...thats wat my family out in Mississippi say 2...and yet we're also related to the Scottish...who knows if we are talking to our distant cousins... =/
the Gandee spelling is definitely not extinct but alive and well in West Virginia and surrounding states. Laura Gandee
Yes, and has existed in west Virginia sine the Revolution. In fact, the name of the first landowner registered in Randolph County is Uriah Gandee, reported to have been a royalist escaping the victors.
anyone know about Canadian Gandy history