St'aubin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

St'aubin is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The St'aubin family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Albine de Terregatt, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the St'aubin family

The surname St'aubin was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the St'aubin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St'aubin research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1684, 1640, 1645, 1687, 1670, 1714, 1702, 1744, 1726 and 1772 are included under the topic Early St'aubin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

St'aubin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name St'aubin have been found, including St. Albyn, St. Awbyne, St. Aubyn, St. Alban and many more.

Early Notables of the St'aubin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John St. Albyn; John St Aubyn (1613-1684), English politician in the House of Commons (1640), Colonel in the Parliamentary Army in the English Civil War...
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Migration of the St'aubin family to Ireland

Some of the St'aubin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

St'aubin migration to Canada

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name St'aubin were among those contributors:

St'aubin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • André St. Aubin, son of Adrien and Jacqueline, married Jeanne-Marguerite Bloys, daughter of Julien and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 19th February 1680 [1]
St'aubin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Julien St. Aubin, son of Adrien and Jeanne-Marguerite, married Suzanne Courault, daughter of Cybar and Marie-Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th February 1704 [1]
  • Joseph St. Aubin, son of Julien and Suzanne, married Julienne Cuillerier, daughter of Joseph and Louise, in Lachine, Quebec on 3rd September 1731 [1]
  • Jean-Simon St. Aubin, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Jeanne, married Jeanne Vigeant, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Chambly, Quebec on 11th November 1732 [1]
  • Denis St. Aubin, son of Julien and Suzanne, married Catherine Tessereau, daughter of Antoine and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 16th February 1733 [1]
  • Pierre St. Aubin, son of Jean and Marie-Louise, married Marguerite Fourneau, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 14th February 1735 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

St'aubin migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

St'aubin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr St. Aubin, who landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1844

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Citations

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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