Origins Available: French-Alt
The Desgagne surname is thought to come from the Old French word "gagner," which meant "to till" or "cultivate" the land. A such, the name Desgagne was likely originally an occupational
name for a farmer or cultivator.
Early Origins of the Desgagne family
The surname Desgagne was first found in Bourgogne where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Desgagne family
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Desgagne 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.
Early Notables of the Desgagne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Desgagne family to the New World and Oceana
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 Qué.