Aubin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Aubin surname comes from Brittany, France where it was a name for a person who lived in the town of Aubin, in the province of Brittany.

Early Origins of the Aubin family

The surname Aubin 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 Aubin family

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Aubin Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Aubin 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 Aubin family (pre 1700)

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United States Aubin migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Aubin has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Aubin were

Aubin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Aubin, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [2]
  • Pierre Aubin, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [2]
Aubin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Aubin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1874
  • Hilda Aubin, aged 13, who landed in America from Paris, in 1897
Aubin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Auguste Aubin, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Avaid Aubin, aged 20, who settled in America from Chalottes, France, in 1909
  • Casimir Aubin, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Labathia Neuve, France, in 1911
  • Francois Aubin, aged 43, who landed in America from Marseilles, France, in 1919
  • Adolphe Aubin, aged 41, who landed in America from Havre, France, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Aubin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Antoine Aubin, son of Antoine and Anne, who married Marie-Madeleine Augé, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th November 1724 [3]
  • Denis Aubin, son of Julien and Suzanne, who married Catherine Tessereau, daughter of Antoine and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 16th February 1733 [3]
  • Gabriel Aubin, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Marie-Josephte Leclerc, daughter of Jean and Marie-Thérèse, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 10th April 1741 [3]
  • Jean-Baptiste Aubin, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Marguerite-Thérèse Boucher, daughter of François and Marie-Thérèse, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 6th October 1738 [3]
  • Jean Aubin, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Élisabeth Chesnay, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Élisabeth, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 13th November 1724 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Aubin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Urbain Aubin, (b. 1618), aged 24, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 6th April 1643 [4]
  • Michel Aubin, aged 22, who landed in Canada in 1666
Aubin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Aubin, son of Pierre and Marie Paradis, married Elisabeth Chesnay, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Elisabeth Bouché, at Saint-Pierre, in Québec in 1724
  • Charles Aubin, son of Charles and Marie Paradis, married Geneviève Blouard, daughter of Jean and Marie Roberge, at Sainte-Famille in Québec in 1767
Aubin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Albert Aubin, aged 22, who settled in Sturgeon Falls, Canada, in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Aubin (post 1700) +

  • Percival De St. Aubin, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1928; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1928 [5]
  • Richard A. Aubin, American Democrat politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives 47th District; Elected 2002 [6]
  • Joseph P. Aubin, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 12th Ward; Elected 1938 [6]
  • Ruth St. Aubin, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950; Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1951 [7]
  • Francis C. St. Aubin, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1855-56 [7]
  • E. Joseph St. Aubin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 60th District, 1970 [7]
  • Tony Aubin (1907-1981), French composer
  • Thierry Aubin, French mathematician
  • Jean-Sebastien Aubin (b. 1977), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey goaltender
  • Jacques Gabriel Aubin, French lawyer, Magistrate and legislator
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Percival Aubin. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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