The surname lagiais is a patronymic
name; it is derived from the given name Adigari, a Germanic personal name
. It means "noble spear." Such militaristic names were quite popular in the Middle Ages, which was an era of almost permanent warfare in Europe. The formulation of the surname started as L'ardigari, which was shortened and corrupted over time to the current version of the name.
Early Origins of the lagiais family
The surname lagiais was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this impressive family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the lagiais family
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lagiais Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lagier, Lagiez, Lagié, Lagiée, Lagiait, Lagiais, Lagiaies, Lagiay, Lagiest, Lagiet, Lagyer, Lagyez, Lagyé, Lagyée, Lagyait, Lagyais, Lagyaies, Lagyay, Lagyest and many more.
Early Notables of the lagiais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lagiais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltzsar Lager settled in Philadelphia in 1853; Herman Lager settled in Texas in 1846.