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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."

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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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Genier 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 Genier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Genier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Genier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Genier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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