Gaignet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Gaignet family

The surname Gaignet was first found in Bourgogne where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Gaignet family

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Gaignet 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 Gaignet family (pre 1700)

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Australia Gaignet migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gaignet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John P. Gaignet, aged 32, a smith, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1854.shtml.


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