Noble surnames, such as Degenais, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Degenais, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Guyenne region of France. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Degenais family originally lived in Guyenne, where the family was established in early times.
Early Origins of the Degenais family
The surname Degenais was first found in Guyenne, where the family was established in early times.
Early History of the Degenais family
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Degenais Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dagenais, Dagenet, Dagenez, d'Agenais and others.
Early Notables of the Degenais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Degenais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Dagenais, originally from Saint-Sauveur de la Rochelle in Aunis, the son of Arnaud and of Andrée Poulet, who married Anne Brandon in Montreal in 1665. Pierre was a tailor in Montreal, as was he a cultivator of the land which he had obtained. Franç.