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Gendron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Belgium, French


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gendron family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Gendron is a nickname type of surname for a person who has inherited his family estates from his father-in-law, deriving its origin from the Old French word "gendre," which meant "son-in-law."

Early Origins of the Gendron family


The surname Gendron was first found in Maine where they held a family seat at De Tendron, a seigneurie in the department of Cher in the arrondissement of Sainte-Amand-Mont-Rond. This is a prestigious family who later moved north to Brittany.

Early History of the Gendron family


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Gendron Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gendron, Gendrot, Gendreau, Le Gendron, Legendron, Le Gendreau and many more.

Early Notables of the Gendron family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gendron family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean and Philippe Gendron, who settled in Carolina in 1695

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Gendron, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Louis Gendron, who landed in America in 1788 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Baptiste Gendron, who arrived in America in 1789 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tousaint Gendron, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Julio Gendron, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adeard Eugene Gendron, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gendron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Guillaume Gendron, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Nicolas Gendron, son of Pierre and Marie, married Marie-Marthe Hubert, daughter of Toussaint and Catherine, in Quebec on 19th February 1656 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Jean Gendron migrated to Quebec in 1661 from Poitou
  • Pierre Gendron sailed from Aunis and settled in Quebec in 1663
  • Pierre Gendron, son of Georges and Jeanne, married Jeanne Garnier, daughter of Sébastien and Marie, in Chateâu-Richer, Quebec on 24th January 1663 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gendron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Gendron, son of Pierre-Jean and Marie, married Marie-Charlotte Lariou-Lafantaisie, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Batiscan, Quebec on 16th August 1707 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Bernard Gendron, who settled in Quebec in 1710 from Saintonge
  • Bernard Gendron, son of Vincent and Marie, married Marie-Anne Morand, daugter of Jacques and Jacquette, in Quebec on 28th April 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Gendron, son of Nicolas-Hubert and Marie-Marthe, married Madeleine Trudel, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 1st August 1712 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Joseph-Jacques Gendron, son of Jacques and Marie-Anne, married Geneviève Asselin, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 4th November 1715 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gendron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nicolas Gendron who arrived in Quebec from Aunis, a port of embarkation on the west coast of France

Contemporary Notables of the name Gendron (post 1700)


  • Peter "Pierre" Gendron (1844-1910), American founder of the Gendron Wheel Company
  • Odore Joseph Gendron (b. 1921), American prelate, Roman Catholic Church Bishop of Manchester (1975 to 1990)
  • Dennis "Red" Gendron (b. 1957), American two-time Stanley Cup winning retired ice hockey coach
  • François-Eric Gendron (b. 1954), French actor, son of French cellist Maurice Gendron
  • Maurice Gendron (1920-1990), French cellist and teacher
  • Annick Gendron (d. 2008), French abstract painter
  • Ferdinand-Ambroise Gendron (1856-1917), Canadian lumber merchant and politician who represented the Ottawa electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1904 to 1917
  • François Gendron (b. 1944), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Abitibi-Ouest (1976-)
  • Stéphane Gendron (b. 1967), Canadian politician and political analyst, Mayor of Huntingdon, Quebec (2003-2013)
  • Rosaire Gendron (1920-1986), Canadian politician, Mayor of Rivière-du-Loup (1956-1968), Member of Parliament for Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata (1963-1979)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

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