Abuin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Abuin surname goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany. It is derived from the family living in the town of Aubin, in the province of Brittany.

Early Origins of the Abuin family

The surname Abuin was first found in Brittany, in the north-western part of France where one can trace their origin to ancient Gaul and it is recorded in the form of Albinus as early as the year 538, in the city of Angers, capital of the former province of Anjou.

Members of this distinguished family were particularly involved in the affairs of the community in which they lived and, as a noble family of France, they contributed largely to the political, as well as the cultural, scene of the regions in which they settled throughout the centuries.

They were elevated to the nobility and this was confirmed with letters-patent and heraldic cap. The family prospered, expanded and some of them branched to Paris as the name appears in the year 800 in the cartulary of Cormery in Touraine.

Michel Aubin, born in 1638, son of Jacques and Jacqueline (née Cornilleau), was a French agriculturalist that travelled from Orne, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Marie Prevost at Sainte-Famille on 11th June 1670. [1]

Early History of the Abuin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abuin research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1021, 1700, 1760, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Abuin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abuin Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Abuin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Aubin, Aubain, Aubing, Aubein, Aubins, Aublin, Aubbin, Aubbain, Aubbing, Aubbein, Aubbins, Aubblin, Saint-Aubin, St-Aubin, St. Aubin, Obin, Obain, Oblin, Obing, Obein, Obbin, Obbain, Obblin, Obbing, Obbein, d'Aubin, d'Aubain, d'Aubing, d'Aubein and many more.

Early Notables of the Abuin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Abuin family

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Abuin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Abuin were George Aubin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1874; Jacob Auby, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741; Maria Margreta Daubin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1795.



  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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