does anyone know the name of the first Waguespack to come to settle in La. any other info. name meaning etc..

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According to Albert J. Robichaux, Jr.'s book German Coast Families, on page 358, the progenitor is Joseph Wagenspack.

Joseph was bn circa 1699 in Bas-Rhin, France,  son of Johannes Wagenspack and Margaritha Bachmann. He married Barbara Ackerman 23 July 1720 in Phalsbourg, Moselle, France. They appear in Louisiana as early as the 1724 census. The name change (from Wagenspack to Waguespack) seems to have occured with the great grandchildren of Joseph about the 1770s or so.

As far as the meaning, I'm not sure, but maybe the original spelling can help you find some answers.
answered by Greg Simon G2G5 (5k points)
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He arrived in Louisiana aboard the ship Les Deux Freres in 1720.  Joseph, JOSEPH (JOSEPHUS) (WAGUENSPACK) WAGENSPACK, b. 1699, Schwobsheim, Alsace, France; d. January 20, 1740/41, Edgard, German Coast, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Property: 1724, Owned 1 and 1/2 arpent on German Coast, Louisiana.  Religion: Catholic
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