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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."

Gagnon Early Origins



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.

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Gagnon Spelling Variations


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Gagnon Spelling Variations



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

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Gagnon Early History


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Gagnon Early History



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

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Gagnon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gagnon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gagnon 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:

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

  • Jean Gagnon, who settled in Quebec with his wife Marguerite in 1699

Gagnon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Gagnon, who settled in Quebec in 1700
  • 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
  • Jean Gagnon settled with his wife Marie-Jeanne in Quebec in 1755
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gagnon (post 1700)


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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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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


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

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Gagnon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gagnon 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.

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