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In the late Middle Ages, French families adopted surnames by the thousands. Genese appeared first in the former province of Anjou. It was a name for a poultry farmer. It is a southern French diminutive form of the surname Gelinier, which is derived from the Old French word "geline," which means "poultry" or "hens."

Genese Early Origins



The surname Genese was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

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Genese Early History


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Genese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Genese research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1144, 1188, 1248, 1346, 1472, 1473, 1578, 1654, and 1730 are included under the topic Early Genese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Genese Spelling Variations


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Genese Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gennes, Jennes, Jenness, Genne, Jenne, Genes, Jenes, Des Gennes, Les Gennes, Les Jennes, Des Jennes and many more.

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Genese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Genese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Genese 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 or some of its variants were: Lewis Jennes, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.

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Genese Family Crest Products


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