Tanguay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tanguay family

The surname Tanguay was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Haye.

Early History of the Tanguay family

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Tanguay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tanguay, Tannguay, Tanguy, Tanneguy and others.

Early Notables of the Tanguay family (pre 1700)

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United States Tanguay migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tanguay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. C. S. Tanguay, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mercy Tanguay, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Oscar Tanguay, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Joseph Tanguay, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1924

Canada Tanguay migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tanguay Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Tanguay, who arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1692
  • Jean Tanguay, son of Nicolas and Marguerite, who married Marie Brochu, daughter of Jean and Nicole, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 6th February 1692 [1]
Tanguay Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Tanguay, son of Jean and Marie, who married Madeleine Simard, daughter of Joseph and Marie, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 30th August 1730 [1]
  • René Tanguay, son of Jean and Marie, who married Rosalie Simard, daughter of Joseph and Marie, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 20th July 1734 [1]
  • Jean-François Tanguay, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marguerite Boissonneau, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 5th June 1736 [1]
  • Jacques Tanguay, son of Jean and Marie, who married Catherine Hély, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Rosalie, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 16th September 1737 [1]
  • André Tanguay, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie-Josephte Roy, daughter of Etienne and Marie, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 6th August 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Tanguay Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Edward G. Tanguay, aged 35, who immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1921
  • Geogian Tanguay, aged 32, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Tanguay (post 1700) +

  • Georges Tanguay (1856-1913), Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
  • Eva Tanguay (1879-1947), Canadian-born singer and entertainer
  • Cyprien Tanguay (1819-1902), Canadian priest and historian
  • Alexandre "Alex" Tanguay (b. 1979), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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