Lagascoigne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The medieval era saw many new names come to France. Lagascoigne appeared at that time in the region called Gascogne. It was a name for someone who lived in the French province of Gascoigne or Gascony.
Early Origins of the Lagascoigne family
The surname Lagascoigne was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Garidech, and were a prestigious aristocratic family of south-west France who also held estates in neighboring Languedoc to the east.
Early History of the Lagascoigne family
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Lagascoigne Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Lagascoigne is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gascoing, Gascoign, Gascoigne, Gascon, Gascoin, Gascogne, Gasco, Gascouin, Gasciogne, Gascoyne, La Gascogne, Lagascogne, La Gascoigne, Lagascoigne, Cascoigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Lagascoigne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir William Gascoigne (1350?-1419), English judge, eldest son of William Gascoigne, by Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Frank, was born at Gawthorpe, Yorkshire.
John Gascoigne (fl. 1381), was an English doctor of canon law at Oxford, was possibly the 'Jo. Gascoigne, cler.' who is named in a seventeenth-century pedigree (Thoresby, Duc. Leod. p. 177) as brother to Sir William Gascoigne [q. v.], the Chief Justice, and to Richard Gascoigne of Hunslet, who is said to have been father of Thomas [q. v.]
Thomas Gascoigne (1403-1458), was an English theologian, son and heir of Richard Gascoigne and...
Migration of the Lagascoigne family
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Lagascoigne were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lagascoigne were Peter Gascoign who settled in Barbados in 1679; Charles Gascoigne settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1859; P. Gascoigne settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1820.