Genest History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Genest family

The surname Genest was first found in Languedoc, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Genest family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Genest research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1450, 1462, 1503, 1563, 1608, 1614, 1620, and 1634 are included under the topic Early Genest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Genest Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Genest, Genet, Ginest, Ginet, Dugenest, Dugenet, Geneste, Genestre, Genestrier, Genetier, Geneton, Genestay, Genetay, Gineste, Genestat, Geneston, Genestou, Ginesty and many more.

Early Notables of the Genest family (pre 1700)

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


United States Genest migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Genest Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • P. Genest who settled in North Carolina in 1709

Canada Genest migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Genest Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles Genest, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Marie Mourier, daughter of Pierre and Suzanne, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th November 1699 [1]
Genest Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Genest, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Louise Gaudin, daughter of Pierre and and Jeanne, in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec on 29th July 1715 [1]
  • Pierre Genest, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marie-Anne Poitras, daughter of François and Anne, in Quebec on 8th August 1729 [1]
  • Pierre Genest, son of Charles and Marie, who married Rose Marchand, daughter of Valentin and Marie-Louise, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 16th January 1730 [1]
  • André Genest, son of Géraud and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Renault, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 21st August 1730 [1]
  • Louis-Joseph Genest, son of Jacques and Louise, who married Marie-Charlotte Marion, daughter of François and Charlotte, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 3rd October 1739 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Genest (post 1700) +

  • Ludovic Genest (b. 1987), French footballer
  • Gilles Genest (b. 1948), French painter
  • Jacques Genest (1919-2018), Canadian physician and scientist, recipient of many awards including Gairdner Foundation International Award, Royal Society of Canada's Flavelle Medal and others, Director of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, and Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • Rick Genest (b. 1985), Canadian artist and fashion model, known as Zombie Boy for his skeletal tattoos
  • John Genest (1764-1839), English clergyman and theatre historian from Dunker's Hill, Devon
  • Émile Genest (1921-2003), Canadian Genie Award nominated actor, best known for his roles in The Incredible Journey (1963) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
  • Charles-Borromée Genest (1832-1873), Canadian politician from Quebec
  • Claude William Genest, former Canadian journalist, actor


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


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