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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

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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)

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Migration of the Genest family to the New World and Oceana

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

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

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