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

Gasnier Early Origins



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

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Gasnier Spelling Variations


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Gasnier 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.

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Gasnier Early History


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Gasnier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gasnier research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1576, 1579, 1611, 1645, 1674, 1675, 1685, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gasnier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gasnier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gasnier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gasnier 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gasnier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Gasnier (1612-1661), who received a deed for land in St. Ann de Beupré in 1640

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gasnier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gasnier (post 1700)



  • Mathurin Gasnier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Reginald William Gasnier (b. 1939), Australian rugby player
  • Louis J Gasnier (1875-1963), French film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Gasnier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gasnier 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 5 March 2015 at 12:01.

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