Augustine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Augustine. 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 Augustine family

The surname Augustine 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 Augustine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Augustine research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1490, 1643, 1685 and 1497 are included under the topic Early Augustine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Augustine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Augustin, Augustins, Augustine, Augstein, Augstien, Augsten and many more.

Early Notables of the Augustine family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Augustine 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...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Augustine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Augustine migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Augustine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jean Augustine, who arrived in America in 1675 [1]
  • John Augustine, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1677 [1]
Augustine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Walter Augustine, who arrived in Georgia in 1741 [1]
  • Joh Hieronimus Augustine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 [1]
Augustine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Augustine to New York in 1821
  • John Augustine to New York in 1823
  • Joseph Augustine to Philadelphia in 1836
  • Cistone Augustine, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837 [1]
  • Christian Augustine, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Augustine (post 1700) +

  • Kathy Augustine (1956-2006), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2004, first female state controller of Nevada [2]
  • James Augustine (b. 1984), American professional basketball player
  • Jerome Augustine, prominent American investment banker
  • Larry Augustine, distinguished American educator
  • Robert Augustine, accomplished American professor of chemistry
  • Norman Ralph Augustine (b. 1935), American aviation engineer and businessman
  • Jerry Augustine (b. 1952), American baseball player
  • Henry W. Augustine, American politician, Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Augustine, 1835; Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of San Augustine, 1837; Resigned 1837 [3]
  • Carl E. Augustine (1905-1974), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wood County, 1941-42 [3]
  • Algis Augustine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [3]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Augustine 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.


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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