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This appears to have been used occasionally as a first name in the 19th century; both the British census of 1881 and the American census for 1890, list men with the first name "Gadsby."
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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby," Gatsby is used as a surname when James Gatz reinvents himself as Jay Gatsby.
The related surname Gadsby is used by Mark Twain in A Tramp Abroad, by George Eliot in The Mill on the Floss, by Rudyard Kipling in The Story of Gadsby, and by Ernest Vincent Wright in Gadsby: Champion of Youth.