When Norman Earl Gagne was born on 5 August 1929, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, William G Gagne, was 28 and his mother, Doris G Martell, was 21. He married Mae Alice Coats on 25 May 1968, in Solano, California, United States. He lived in Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1935 and Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 September 1997, in Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Lucien, Marcel, Andre, Fernand, Normand, Donat, Jacques, Rosaire, Adrien, Cecile, Emile.
Altered form (Gagné) of French Gasnier, a cognate of Garnier . Compare Gagner 1, Gagnier 1, Gonia , and Gonyer .
French (Gagné): occupational name for a farmer or peasant, derived from Old French gaaignier ‘to cultivate or work (the land)’. Compare Gagner 3 and Gagnier 2.