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Re: 8 Magnan pioneers in the 1600s
Posted by: forrest manning (ID *****5422) Date: March 10, 2012 at 16:43:10
In Reply to: 8 Magnan pioneers in the 1600s by Janet Manseau of 95

Hello: Interesting to read your message about these Magnans arriving in Quebec and mainly being unrelated. I descend from Gasparde Magnan who became known as Gaspard Magnan dit Champagne.
Our family were Magnans until the mid 1800s when my ancestor Gilbert Magnan Champagne left Peru, New York and moved across Lake Champlain to Shelburne, Vermont. Within a short time, he became Gilbert Manning. Magnan is pronounced similar to the word "banyan". It was easy for town officials, etc. to corrupt his name to Manning. Some of his brothers used the surname of Champagne which makes tracing the family a bit difficult.
Do you have information about the Magnans in Quebec or back in France?


Forrest Manning (Magnan)

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