Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Gegen family
The surname Gegen was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, 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 Calvados 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.The name is derived from the occupational
name for a player on the fiddle, from the word "geige" meaning "fiddle."
Early History of the Gegen family
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Gegen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gager, Gagern, Gagers, Gage, Gages, Gagge, Geiger and many more.
Early Notables of the Gegen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gegen family to the New World and Oceana
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.