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Re: Origins of the surname Lagace?.
Posted by: Bettina Lagacé (ID *****1849) Date: October 17, 2002 at 18:04:58
In Reply to: Origins of the surname Lagace?. by Gabriel Murphy of 208

Hi Gabriel,

When soldiers came to New-France they would be given surnames that they used while they where in service, these surnames where dit (said) names. André Mignier was given the surname dit LaGachette which later on became Lagacé/Lagassé. The exact translation is The Trigger (la gachette), because he was a good marksman. Alot of our french ancesters kept their surnames. I hope this answers your question.

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