Show ContentsAucouin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The chroniclers of French history recorded the origin of the name Aucouin in the ancient province of Anjou. Aucouin 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 Aucouin family

The surname Aucouin 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 Aucouin family

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Aucouin Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Aucouin 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 Aucouin family (pre 1700)

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United States Aucouin migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Aucouin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Aucouin were

Aucouin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Pierre Aucouin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Simeon Aucouin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Ollivier Aucouin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]

  1. 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) on Facebook