When Alfred Andre Agagnier was born in 1871, in Quebec, Canada, his father, Joseph Aguenier, was 29 and his mother, Francoise Gagne, was 35. He married Marie Florestine Crete on 10 November 1890, in Saint-Malo, Compton, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Weedon, Wolfe, Quebec, Canada in 1881 and Compton, Quebec, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 10 March 1947, at the age of 76, and was buried in Saint-Malo, Compton, Quebec, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Camille, Christophe, Dominique, Pierre.
French Canadian: variant of Gagné (see Gagne 1). Compare Gagner 1 and Gonyer .
In some cases probably also French: occupational name for a farmer or peasant, from an agent derivative of the Old French verb gaaignier ‘to cultivate or work (the land)’. Compare Gagne 2.