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Gaine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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


Early Origins of the Gaine family


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

Early History of the Gaine family


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Gaine 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 Gaine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gaine family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel and Alice Gaine, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1750

Gaine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gaine, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaine (post 1700)


  • Charles Gaine, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Bucks County, 1885-88 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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