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Where did the French Toussain family come from? What is the French Toussain family crest and coat of arms? When did the Toussain family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Toussain family history?The French surname Toussain is of baptismal origin, being derived from a name conferred upon a child at the time of christening. In this instance, the surname Toussain is traceable to the French term "toussaint" or All Saints' Day and would have referred to a child who was born or baptized on that day. All Saint's Day, also called All-Hallow's Day, has been, since ancient times, considered an auspicious time of year, signaling the onset of the Winter.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Toussaint, Tousaint, Toussain, Tousing, Tusing, Tousignant, Toustain, Tousant and many more.
First found in the region of Bourgogne, where they held lands and estates, signaling their status as prominent French citizens.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toussain research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1715, 1746, 1772, 1791, 1800, 1802, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Toussain History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toussain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marie Jeanne Toussaint who settled in Quebec in 1670; Christopher Tousing who settled in Maryland in 1673; Catherine Toussaint who arrived in Louisiana in 1719.
The Toussain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toussain 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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