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The medieval era saw many new names come to France. Gascon 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.

Gascon Early Origins



The surname Gascon 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.

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Gascon Spelling Variations


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Gascon Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gascon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gascoing, Gascoign, Gascoigne, Gascon, Gascoin, Gascogne, Gasco, Gascouin, Gasciogne, Gascoyne, La Gascogne, Lagascogne, La Gascoigne, Lagascoigne, Cascoigne and many more.

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Gascon Early History


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Gascon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gascon research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1535 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Gascon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gascon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gascon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gascon 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



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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. 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 Gascon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gascon were

Gascon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vesar Gascon, who landed in America in 1815
  • Bernaldino Gascon, who landed in Peru in 1836
  • Juan Gascon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858

Gascon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Gascon settled in Quebec in 1699 from the Franche-Comté

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gascon (post 1700)



  • George Gascón (1954-2011), American politician, District Attorney of San Francisco (2011-)
  • Elvira Gascón Vera (1911-2000), Spanish painter and engraver
  • Miguel Sebastián Gascón (b. 1957), Spanish politician and economist, former Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism
  • Jean Gascon CC (1920-1988), Canadian opera director, actor, and administrator from Montreal
  • José Ángel Gascón Martín (b. 1985), Spanish football midfielder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Gascon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gascon 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 August 2015 at 11:40.

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