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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gelinas, Gellinas, Gélinas, Gelinat, Gélinat, Gelinet, Gélinet, Geline, Géline, Gelin, Gellin, Gélin, Gelinier, Gélinier, Gelineau, Gelineaux, Gélineau, Gélineaux, Gelinaud and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gelinas research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1740, 1764, 1802, 1828, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Gelinas History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gelinas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Pierre Gélinas married Geneviève Carbonneau in Yamachiche in 1731

Gelinas Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Jean Gelinas, originally from Pons in Charente-Maritime, who settled in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, in Quebec, where he married Françoise de Charmesnil
  • Étienne Gelinas, originally of Saintonge in Poitou was a valorous pioneer, who settled in Quebec, where he married for a second time. With Marie Beauregard, he had two sons, Jean-Baptiste and Louis

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  • Gratien Gélinas (1908-1997), Canadian actor, playwright and producer from Quebec


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  6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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The Gelinas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gelinas 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.

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