Augustin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Augustin. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the Augustin family
The surname Augustin was first found in Silesia, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The actual origin of the name as it was used in Germany is St. Augustine (354-430,) one of the founders of the Christian church, and it is not surprising that many pious Germans baptized their children with his name; its many variations soon took on the character of a family name as well.
Early History of the Augustin family
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Augustin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Augustin, Augustins, Augustine, Augstein, Augstien, Augsten and many more.
Early Notables of the Augustin family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Augustin were Augustin von Hamersteten, who was a 15th century knight in the service of the Emperor, and later of the Elector of Saxony after 1490; Marx Augustin (1643-1685), an Austrian minstrel...
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Augustin migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Augustin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Charles Augustin, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 
- Josef Augustin came with his wife Isabel Garcia and their son to Louisiana in 1778
Augustin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johan Augustin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805
- Johan Augustin, aged 36, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 
- Walter Augustin, who arrived in Georgia at the turn of the century
- George Augustin, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1820
- J. A. Augustin to Baltimore in 1820
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Contemporary Notables of the name Augustin (post 1700) +
- Darryl Gerard "D.J." Augustin (b. 1987), American basketball player
- S. M. Augustin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 
- Owen Augustin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1986, 1988, 1992 
- Kathryn M. Augustin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1976 
- Liane Augustin (1928-1978), German/ Austrian singer and actress
- Katrin Wagner- Augustin (b. 1977), German Olympic sprint canoer
- Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Antoine Victor Augustin d'Auberjon, Count de Murinais, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Ionel Augustin (b. 1955), retired Romanian footballer
- Louis Augustin Prévost (1796-1858), French linguist, born at Troyes in Champagne; he emigrated to England in 1823 and was at first a tutor but afterwards was keeper of the prints in the British Museum
Historic Events for the Augustin family +
- Jonny Augustin (1916-1941), German Matrosenhauptgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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The Augustin Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cominus et eminus
Motto Translation: In close or distant combat.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Anne Augustin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Antoine Augustin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details