Gagnon Family History

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Gagnon Name Meaning

nickname for an aggressive or belligerent man, from Old French gagnon ‘ mastiff’, ‘guard dog’. possibly from Occitan ganhon ‘young pig’, applied as an offensive nickname. See also Gonyeau.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Magnon, Wagnon, Magnan, Grenon, Gaston, Mignon, Gayton, Gagner, Gago

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Gagnon Family Origin

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Gagnon Family Occupations

What did your Gagnon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gagnon. 22% of Gagnon men worked as a Cultivateur and 8% of Gagnon women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gagnon were Fils Cultivateur and Journalier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    22%
  • Journalier
    15%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
    8%
  • Institutrice
    6%
  • Couturire
    5%
  • Journalier
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gagnon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 265,000 census records available for the last name Gagnon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gagnon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Gagnon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Gagnon. For the veterans among your Gagnon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gagnon Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gagnon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gagnon in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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