Gagnais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Gagnais family

The surname Gagnais was first found in Bourgogne where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Gagnais family

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Gagnais Spelling Variations

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 Gagnais family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gagnais family

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.



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