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

The Degagne surname is thought to come from the Old French word "gagner," which meant "to till" or "cultivate" the land. A such, the name Degagne was likely originally an occupational name for a farmer or cultivator.

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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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Degagne 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 Degagne History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Degagne 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: 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.

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The Degagne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Degagne 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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