Geney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Geney family
The surname Geney was first found in Languedoc, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Geney family
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Geney 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 Geney family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Charles-Claude Genest (1639-1719), a French clergyman, poet and playwright from Paris.
Eleazar Genet, also called Carpentras, after the French town in which he was born, was priest, singer, and composer, attached to the papal court in the time of Leo X. He was made a bishop in 1518, and was soon afterwards sent by the Pope on a mission to Avignon, where he seems to have spent the rest of his life. He once revisited Rome, and during his stay there his 'Lamentations' for Holy Week were performed by his former colleagues. Struck...
Migration of the Geney family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Genest who settled in North Carolina in 1709; Lewis Jennes who settled in Philadelphia in 1840; J.H. Jenness who settled in San Francisco in 1852..