Is your name Lagacé, Lagasse, Lagace, Lagassi or Legacy…?

Is your name Lagacé, Lagasse, Lagace, Lagassi or Legacy…? Would your great-grandfather be Antoine or Anthony Lagacé or Tony Lagasse, Lagace, Lagassi or Legacy…?

Then this might be your lucky day.

Do you live in New England or know someone who lived in Bristol, Connecticut in 1900?

Then you might have ancestors who knew my great-grandfather or you might be a descendant of André Mignier dit L’Agacé, a French soldier who came to New France to defend the colony against the Iroquois…

My great-grandfather’s name is Stanislas Lagacé, but when he moved to Bristol Town, in Hartford county, Connecticut with his family, he changed his name to Dennis Lagassee. His wife Henriette Alexandre became Harriett and his two sons became Adlore and Leo.

This is an image of the 1900 U.S. census.

I came upon this image while I was searching for Eugène Dubé, Lili Lagacé’s husband… and lo and behold, I looked down and found a Leo Lagassee with the same birthdate as my grandfather, June 1888.

The rest is history. Adlore was in reality Adélard Lagacé, my grandfather’s brother born in 1880 with Dennis being Stanislas and Harriett being Henriette. All the dates correspond. Harriett (Henriette) had 13 children, 6 were still living in 1900.

How I found Eugène Dubé’s name in the first place?

And who is this Antoine Lagacé, Lagasse, Lagace, Lagassi, Lagassee or Legacy…?

Come back next time. This is a very long story.

14 thoughts on “Is your name Lagacé, Lagasse, Lagace, Lagassi or Legacy…?

  1. Hello.
    I have the surname LeGacy and I’m curious to learn whether or not my family is linked to Andre Mignier “La Gåchette”.

    My father’s family owned land in Princeton, Maine and likely migrated through New Brunswick.
    The family has since settled in Massachusetts a bit later than 1900. I’ve done limited research, but “LeGacy” is not a common name in France, though is quite common in Quebec & New Brunswick.

    Is it possible that another variation of the name is connected to Andre??

    • Hi Brian,

      Give me more info about your parents, grandparents as far back as possible.
      You are definitively a descendant.
      One branch went to New Brunswick then some leaves emigrated to the States…

      Keep in touch to find all about your roots.

      I sent you an e-mail. Reply on my personal e-mail to give me more info.


  2. Hello,
    My last name is Legacy and my family came from France through New Brunswick. My father has the family heritage/lineage and I am going to show him this story and check the names…interesting!

    • I wrote this on my English version of my blog about genealogy because many Lagacés are living in the U.S.
      I have so much to share as you will find out later in the next articles.
      I just talked a little about the Lagacés on the original version written in French.

      Je suis content de vous compter comme lectrice…
      I happy to have a new reader.


  3. Hi my name is Corrina and I suffer from Brickwall syndrome…lol

    My father is Roger Legacy from Bathurst, New Brunswick…..his father is James Joseph Lagacé m: Louisa Savoie, from ?? and his father is Pierre Lagacé ? m: Sara Daigle ? from ?

    That is all the info I have except for a couple of dates for my grandparents, pretty sad huh!
    And I have been researching my family tree for maybe 9 years, and this is it.
    Anything no matter how small would be a great help.

  4. I found the marriage of a Marie Lagacé whose parents were Peter Lagacé and Sarah Daigle.
    She got married in St-Vincent-de-Paul parish in Montreal on July 7,1944 with Louis Frenette the son of Rosaire Frenette and Aurore Provost.

    Keep in touch

  5. Hello Pierre, I now live in the American Southwest, but my family is from Bristol,CT. My paternal grandfather was Victor Phillippe (sp?) Lagasse of Prospect St., married to Alice Myer from Mass. I believe Victor was born in the province of Quebec, and moved to Bristol in the early 1900’s. He had at least 7 children, one of whom was my dad, Paul Roger Lagasse Any information you have is most appreciated. Thank you !

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