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Ganay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Ganay family


The surname Ganay was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Ganay family


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Ganay Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ganay, de Ganay, Duganay, Gannay, Dugannay, Leganay and many more.

Early Notables of the Ganay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ganay family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ganay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Ganay, who settled in Virginia in 1623

Contemporary Notables of the name Ganay (post 1700)


  • Jean Ganay (1910-1986), French dramatic writer and author

The Ganay 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: Non rostro, non ungue
Motto Translation: No beak, no claws


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