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Gagne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French-Alt , French


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


Early Origins of the Gagne family


The surname Gagne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Gagne family


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Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1576, 1579, 1611, 1645, 1674, 1675, 1685, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gagne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gagne 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 Gagne family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Gagne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gagne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gagne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Gagne, who settled in South Carolina in 1763 with his wife and their three children
  • Jean Baptiste Gagne, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gagne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Gagne, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1821 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louis Gagne, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821
  • Louis Gagne who settled in New Orleans in 1821

Gagne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Gagne, son of Pierre and Marguerite, married Louise Picard, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Sainte-Anne-du-Nord, Quebec on 4th October 1673 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Gagne, son of Louis and Marie, married Marie Gagnon, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 9th February 1678 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Gagne, son of Louis and Marie, married Barbe Dodier, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 5th November 1680 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Joachim Gagne, son of Louis and Marie, married Louise Marcoux, daughter of Pierre and Marthe, in Beauport, Quebec on 12th January 1682 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Gagne, son of Louis and Marie, married Louise Tremblay, daughter of Pierre and Ozanne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 6th November 1689 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gagne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexis Gagne, son of Louis and Louise, married Catherine Cloutier, daughter of René and Marie, in Islet, Quebec on 24th April 1702 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Dominique Gagne, son of Olivier and Isabelle, married Madeleine Butaud, daughter of Pierre and Pérette, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 5th July 1706 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Gagne, son of Olivier and Isabelle, married Claire Butaud, daughter of Pierre and Perette, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 5th July 1706 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Gagne, son of Joachim and Louise, married Marie-Françoise Marchet, daughter of Jean and Marie-Jeanne, in Quebec on 7th January 1708 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Gagne, son of Pierre and Louise, married Élisabeth Langlois, daughter of Jean and Françoise-Charlotte, in Islet, Quebec on 7th January 1709 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gagne (post 1700)


  • Laverne Clarence "Verne" Gagne (1926-2015), American professional wrestler, football player, wrestling trainer, and wrestling promoter
  • Robert Mills Gagne (1916-2002), American educational psychologist
  • Robert Mills Gagné (1916-2002), American educational psychologist, President of the American Educational Research Association (1970-1971)
  • Valmore G. Gagne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter M. Gagne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1932; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for New Hampshire, 1941-46 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul Gagne, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 12th Ward, 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Gagne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 2002, 2003 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mary J. Gagne, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James A. Gagné, American Republican politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives First Franklin District, 2002 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Gagne, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Androscoggin County, 1921-22 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Gagne


  • Genealogy of the French-Canadian Family Lines of Papineau, Dontigny-Lucas, Gaudin (Godin), Gagne by Dorothy May Knudsen Chandler.

The Gagne Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Recalcitrantem Cogo
Motto Translation: Stron force


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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