Show ContentsAucoin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ancient French historical documents reveal Anjou as the origin of the name Aucoin. Aucoin was a name for a person who lived at the corner of a street or village. This name is composed of the Old French word au, which means to the and coin, which means corner.

Early Origins of the Aucoin family

The surname Aucoin was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centered on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France where they held a family seat.

By the 15th century a branch of this mountain family branched into Forez with new lands and opportunities. In the mid-16th century, in return for their services to the King, country and community, the family were awarded lands in St. Croix in the province of Burgundy, where they are recorded as a family of landed gentry with lands, estates and manor.

Early History of the Aucoin family

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Aucoin Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Aucoin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Aucoin, Aucon, Aucin, Aucoins, Aucouin, Aucoing, Aucoi, Aucoit, Aucoy, Aucoie, Aucois, Auccoin, Auccon, Auccin, Auccoins, Auccoing, Auccoi, Auccoit, Auccoy, Auccoie, Auccois, Ocoin, Ocon, Ocin, Ocoins, Ocoing, Ocoi, Ocoit, Ocoy, Ocoie, Ocois, Occoin, Occon, Occin, Occoins, Occoing, Occoi, Occoit, Occoy, Occoie and many more.

Early Notables of the Aucoin family (pre 1700)

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Aucoin Ranking

In the United States, the name Aucoin is the 5,209th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in Newfoundland, Canada, the name Aucoin is ranked the 767th most popular surname with an estimated 55 people with that name. [2]

United States Aucoin migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell 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 Aucoin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Aucoin were

Aucoin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Widow Aucoin, who landed in South Carolina in 1756 [3]
  • Marguerite Aucoin, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756 [3]
  • Magdelaine Aucoin, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [3]
  • Magdelaine AuCoin, aged 69, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [3]
  • Marguerite AuCoin, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [3]
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Aucoin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Aucoin, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854 [3]

Canada Aucoin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aucoin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Aucoin married Marie-Anne Saulnier in Québec in 1784
  • Alexis Aucoin married Marie-Joseph Babin in Québec in 1784

Contemporary Notables of the name Aucoin (post 1700) +

  • Phil Aucoin (b. 1981), American professional ice hockey player
  • William "Bill" Aucoin (1943-2010), American band manager, best known for his work with the rock band KISS
  • Walter Leslie "Les" AuCoin (b. 1942), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1975-1993)
  • Kelly AuCoin, American actor who has appeared in film, television and theatre, known for his work in The Kingdom (2007), Julie & Julia (2009) and Serial (2007)
  • Keith Aucoin (b. 1978), American hockey player
  • Kevyn Aucoin (1962-2002), American make-up artist and photographer
  • Richard P. Aucoin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2002 [4]
  • Les AuCoin (b. 1942), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1971-75; U.S. Representative from Oregon 1st District, 1975-93; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1992 [4]
  • James Aucoin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000 [4]
  • Derek Alfred Aucoin (1970-2020), former Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher who played two games for the Montreal Expos in the 1996 season
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook