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Where did the French Gainous family come from? What is the French Gainous family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gainous family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gainous family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gainous, Gain, Gaincru, Genost, Genoud, Genoust, Genoux and many more.

First found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gainous research. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gainous History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Gainous Notables 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: those who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Gainous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gainous 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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