The medieval era saw many new names come to France. Gascogne appeared at that time in the region called Gascogne
. It was a name for someone who lived in the French province of Gascoigne or Gascony.
Early Origins of the Gascogne family
The surname Gascogne
was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Garidech, and were a prestigious aristocratic family of south-west France who also held estates in neighboring Languedoc
to the east.
Early History of the Gascogne family
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Gascogne Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Gascogne
include Gascoing, Gascoign, Gascoigne, Gascon, Gascoin, Gascogne
, Gasco, Gascouin, Gasciogne, Gascoyne, La Gascogne, Lagascogne, La Gascoigne, Lagascoigne, Cascoigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Gascogne family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Gascogne family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Gascogne
were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gascogne
were Peter Gascoign who settled in Barbados in 1679; Charles Gascoigne settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1859; P. Gascoigne settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820.