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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Poulain, Poullain, Pouloun, Pullien, Pullein, De Poullain, De Poulien, Polin, Poulin, Poullin and many more.

First found in Brittany where they were formerly seated in the honor of the seigneurie of Villesalmon.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulin research. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulin History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Poulin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulin Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Gennevieve Poulin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724


  • Joseph-Napoléon Poulin (1821-1892), French physician and political figure
  • Bernard Poulin (b. 1945), Canadian visual artist
  • Charles Poulin (b. 1972), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dave Poulin (b. 1958), Canadian NHL hockey player
  • Jacques Poulin (b. 1937), Canadian novelist
  • Marie-Paule Poulin (b. 1945), Canadian senator and President of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2006 to 2008
  • Patrick Poulin (b. 1973), Canadian NHL hockey player


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The Poulin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poulin 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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