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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."

Gendron Early Origins



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. A prestigious family who later moved north to Brittany.

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Gendron Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gendron Early History


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Gendron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gendron research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gendron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gendron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gendron Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean and Philippe Gendron settled in Carolina in 1695

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Gendron settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Louis Gendron, who landed in America in 1788
  • Baptiste Gendron, who arrived in America in 1789

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tousaint Gendron, who landed in America in 1811
  • Julio Gendron, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1837

Gendron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adeard Eugene Gendron, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917

Gendron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Guillaume Gendron, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Guillaume Gendron, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Jean Gendron migrated to Quebec in 1661 from Poitou
  • Pierre Gendron sailed from Aunis and settled in Quebec in 1663
  • Guillaume Gendron migrated to Quebec in 1664 from Brittany
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gendron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernard Gendron settled in Quebec in 1710 from Saintonge
  • Simon Gendron migrated to Quebec from Poitou in 1748

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gendron (post 1700)


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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
  • Maurice Gendron (1920-1990), French cellist and teacher
  • François-Eric Gendron (b. 1954), French actor
  • Annick Gendron (d. 2008), French abstract painter
  • Stéphane Gendron (b. 1967), Canadian politician and political analyst
  • Rosaire Gendron (1920-1986), Canadian politician
  • Romuald Montézuma Gendron (1865-1946), Canadian politician
  • Pierre-Samuel Gendron (1828-1889), Canadian politician
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Gendron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gendron 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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