Gendre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gendre family

The surname Gendre was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in East Flanders, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Gendre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gendre research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 176 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Gendre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gendre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gendt, Gend, Genderen, Gendorff, Gendre, Gendrot, Gendron, Gendtner and many more.

Early Notables of the Gendre family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gendre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gendre family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.


Contemporary Notables of the name Gendre (post 1700) +

  • Charles La Gendre (1829-1899), American politician, U.S. Consul in Amoy, 1866 [1]
  • Jérôme Gendre (1977-2020), French rugby union player who played at the fly-half position
  • Louis Gendre (b. 1921), birth name of Louis Jourdan, French film actor


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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