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Where did the German Augustine family come from? What is the German Augustine family crest and coat of arms? When did the Augustine family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Augustine family history?

The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Augustine. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Augustin, Augustins, Augustine, Augstein, Augstien, Augsten and many more.

First found in Silesia, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The actual origin of the name as it was used in Germany is St. Augustine (354-430,) one of the founders of the Christian church, and it is not surprising that many pious Germans baptized their children with his name; its many variations soon took on the character of a family name as well.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Augustine research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1490, 1643, 1685 and 1497 are included under the topic Early Augustine History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Augustine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Augustine Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jean Augustine, who arrived in America in 1675
  • John Augustine, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1677

Augustine Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Walter Augustine, who arrived in Georgia in 1741
  • Joh Hieronimus Augustine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767

Augustine Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Henry Augustine to New York in 1821
  • John Augustine to New York in 1823
  • Joseph Augustine to Philadelphia in 1836
  • Cistone Augustine, aged 32, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • Christian Augustine, aged 25, landed in Missouri in 1846


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  • Jerome Augustine, prominent American investment banker
  • Larry Augustine, distinguished American educator
  • Robert Augustine, accomplished American professor of chemistry
  • Jerry Augustine (b. 1952), American baseball player
  • Kathy Augustine (1956-2006), first female state controller of Nevada
  • Norman Ralph Augustine (b. 1935), American aviation engineer and businessman
  • James Augustine (b. 1984), American professional basketball player
  • Brendan Augustine (b. 1971), South African football player
  • Anate "Ann" Augustine (b. 1988), Indian film actress
  • Jean Augustine PC CM (b. 1937), former Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cominus et eminus
Motto Translation: In close or distant combat.

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The Augustine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Augustine Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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