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Early Origins of the Gaches family

The surname Gaches was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

The name can also be traced back to the region of Picardy (French: Picardie). Prominent in early times was Arnaud de Gachon, a lawyer at the Bordeaux parliament during the sixteenth century.

Early History of the Gaches family

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Gaches Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lagace, Lagacé, Lagache, Lagasse, Gache, Gaché, Gaches, Gachet, Gachon, Lagacée and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaches family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques Gaches, who was son of Pierre, a merchant born in 1523 and one of the artisans at the introduction of the Reform in Castres, consul of Castres in 1563 and first consul in 1585. Jacques was born in Castres in 1552 and became consul of the city in 1596 and again in 1604. Raymond Gaches was a pastor in the seventeenth century; Antoine-Hyppolite Gachet, born in Bordeaux in 1798, was a surgeon. The Gache family was known for three brothers who were renowned as painters in Nantes. Vincent...
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Migration of the Gaches family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 200 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, André Lagacé worked in Saint-Pierre-les-Becque in 1861.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaches (post 1700) +

  • Gus Gaches, American tenor singer for the Southern Gospel quartet Legacy Five on Facebook