Gaugain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gaugain family

The surname Gaugain was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), at Gauchi, Gaucy or Gaacy, near L'Aigle. Many of the family emigrated to England around the time of the Conquest when they held the Barony of Gaugy in Northumberland. 'Ellington was an ancient barony of this family, who possessed it from the time of King Henry I., as appears in the Testa de Nevill.' [1] The church was founded by Ralph de Gaugy, in the pontificate of Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham. [2]

Back in Normandy, France the family were well established in the region of Calvados.

Early History of the Gaugain family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaugain research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaugain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaugain Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gauger, Gaugier, Gauge, Gaugey, Gaugie, Gauget and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaugain family (pre 1700)

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Gaugain Ranking

In France, the name Gaugain is the 4,118th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Gaugain family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.


Contemporary Notables of the name Gaugain (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Gaugain (1748-1810), French stipple-engraver, born at Abbeville in France in 1748 who emigrated when young with other members of his family to England [4]


  1. ^ Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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