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Where did the French Gagneaux family come from? What is the French Gagneaux family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gagneaux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gagneaux family history?The Gagneaux surname is thought to come from the Old French word "gagner," which meant "to till" or "cultivate" the land. A such, the name Gagneaux was likely originally an occupational name for a farmer or cultivator.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagne, Gagnes, Gane, Gaine, Gaigne, Geigne, Geygne, Gaygne, De Gagne, De Gagnes, DesGagne, Des Gagne, Desgagne, desGagne, Gagny, Gagnay, Gagnais, Gagney, Gagneais, Gagnet, Gagnau, Gaigne, Gaignet, Gaigney, Gaigny and many more.
First found in Bourgogne where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gagneaux research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1576, 1579, 1611, 1645, 1674, 1675, 1685, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gagneaux History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Gasnier (1612-1661), who received a deed for land in St. Ann de Beupré in 1640; Louis Gagnier, who came to Montréal in 1657; Marie Louise Gagne, who immigrated to Québec in 1750.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Recalcitrantem Cogo
Motto Translation: Stron force
The Gagneaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagneaux Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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