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

Gagner Early Origins



The surname Gagner 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.

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Gagner Spelling Variations


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Gagner 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.

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Gagner Early History


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Gagner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gagner research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1576, 1579, 1611, 1645, 1674, 1675, 1685, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gagner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gagner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gagner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gagner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Gagner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

Gagner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Gagner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gagner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gagner (post 1700)



  • Lee Gagner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Arizona State Senate 9th District, 2002
  • Lee Gagner (b. 1940), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 2004
  • David "Dave" Gagner (b. 1964), retired NHL ice hockey player
  • Sam Gagner (b. 1989), Canadian NHL ice hockey player; son of Dave Gagner

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Gagner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagner 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.

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