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Gagnon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The long and noble heritage behind the name of Gagnon 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 Gagnon 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 Gagnon was an occupational name for a farmer or cultivator. Interestingly, the name Gagnon was derived from the Old French word "gagneau," which means to "till" or "cultivate."


Early Origins of the Gagnon family


The surname Gagnon 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.

Early History of the Gagnon family


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Gagnon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Gagnon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gagnon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gagnon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francois Gagnon, who landed in Iroquois County, iii in 1884 [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)

Gagnon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Gagnon, son of Pierre and Marguerite, married Catherine Daubigeon, daughter of Julie nand Perrine, in La Prairie, Quebec on 19th November 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Gagnon, son of Jean and Marguerite, married Marguerite Drouin, daughter of Robert and Marie, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 26th October 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Olivier Gagnon, son of Louis and Marie, married Isabelle Pépin, daughter of Antoine and Marie, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 8th November 1679 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Gagnon, who settled in Quebec with his wife Marguerite in 1699
  • Joseph Gagnon, son of Mathieu and Françoise, married Marie Cloutier, daughter of Charles and Louise, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 26th January 1699 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Gagnon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Gagnon, who settled in Quebec in 1700
  • Pierre Gagnon, son of Pierre and Catherine, married Madeleine Baudreau, daughter of Urbain and Mathurin, in Montreal, Quebec on 21st November 1712 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Gagnon, who settled in Quebec with his wife, Anne, in 1731
  • Joseph Gagnon, who settled in Quebec with his wife Marie in 1732
  • François Gagnon, who settled in Quebec in 1748
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gagnon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Etienne Gagnon settled with his wife, Marie-Josetta, in Quebec in 1811
  • François Gagnon settled, with his wife Charlotte, in Quebec in 1814

Contemporary Notables of the name Gagnon (post 1700)


  • René Arthur Gagnon (1925-1979), American Marine who helped raise the US flag in the famous World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
  • William L. Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1971-74; Defeated in primary, 1974 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1978 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rebecca A. Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 4th Ward; Elected 1938; Elected unopposed 1956 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul M. Gagnon, American politician, U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1994-98 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jason Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. A. Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Aroostook County (11th), 1931-32 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis A. Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingly; Elected 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ferdinand Gagnon, American Democrat politician, First Selectman of Putnam, Connecticut, 1950-57 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alcide R. Gagnon, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 7th Ward 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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