Gaspard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gaspard family

The surname Gaspard was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nancy and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Gaspard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaspard research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1549, 1628, 1771, 1519, 1572, 1581 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Gaspard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaspard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaspard, Gaspar, Jaspar, Gasparo, Gasparin and others.

Early Notables of the Gaspard family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaspard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaspard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaspard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Gaspard, who landed in New York, NY in 1650 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaspard (post 1700)

  • Patrick Gaspard (b. 1967), American Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, White House Director of Political Affairs (2009-2011), United States Ambassador to South Africa (2013-2016)
  • Mitch Gaspard (b. 1965), American head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team
  • Shad Chad Javier Romane Chittick Gaspard (b. 1981), American professional wrestler
  • Pierre Gaspard (1834-1915), French mountain climber who made the first ascent of La Meije
  • Marie Gaspard, French slalom canoer
  • François Gaspard (1710-1761), French painter and pastel artist of the Rococo movement
  • Pierre Gaspard (1763-1794), French politician of the Revolutionary period
  • John Gaspard Gubbins (1877-1935), English-born, South African collector and writer
  • Jean-François Gaspard Normand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Jean-Louis Gaspard Josnet de Laviolais, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Jean-François Normand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Jean-Louis Josnet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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