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Early Origins of the Gingras family

The surname Gingras was first found in Poitou, a part of Aquitane, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Vienne and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They held a family seat from ancient times at La Rochelle.

Early History of the Gingras family

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Gingras Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gingras, Gingrais, Gingraix, Gaingras, Gaingrais, Gaingrais, Gêngras and many more.

Early Notables of the Gingras family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gingras family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gingras Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gingras, who arrived with his wife and children in Michigan in 1885
  • E. Charles Gingras, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1886

Gingras Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles Gingras, who was married in 1675 in Québec city

Contemporary Notables of the name Gingras (post 1700)

  • Michèle Gingras, clarinetist and Professor of music at the University of Miami
  • René Gingras (b. 1938), Canadian politician
  • Pierre Gingras, Canadian politician
  • Maxime Gingras (b. 1978), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Gustave Gingras (1918-1996), Canadian physician
  • Gaston Gingras (b. 1959), Canadian ice hockey player

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