In the late Middle Ages, French families adopted surnames by the thousands. Genier 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."
Early Origins of the Genier family
The surname Genier 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.
Early History of the Genier family
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Genier 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.
Early Notables of the Genier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Genier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lewis
Jennes, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.