× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


The long and noble heritage behind the name of Gagnepain first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Gagnepain family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Gagnepain was an occupational name for a farmer or cultivator. Interestingly, the name Gagnepain was derived from the Old French word "gagneau," which means to "till" or "cultivate."

Gagnepain Early Origins



The surname Gagnepain was first found in Bourgogne in the Franche-Comté where this family held a family seat from ancient times in the department of de Saône-et-Loire in the arrondisement of Charolles.

Close

Gagnepain Spelling Variations


Expand

Gagnepain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gagnon, Gagnont, Gagnent, Gagnen, Gagnanc and many more.

Close

Gagnepain Early History


Expand

Gagnepain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gagnepain research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Gagnepain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Gagnepain Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Gagnepain Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Gagnon settled with his wife, Thècle, in Quebec in 1781; François Gagnon settled in Quebec in 1748; Louis Gagnon settled in Quebec in 1778; Joseph-Marie Gagnon settled in Quebec in 1791.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Gagnepain (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Gagnepain (post 1700)



  • Wallace Gagnepain, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Perryville, Missouri, 1967 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Close

Gagnepain Family Crest Products


Expand

Gagnepain Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Gagnepain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagnepain Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:20.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest