Show ContentsBazin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bazin is derived from the French given name Basil. Basil is derived from the ancient Greek given name, Basileios, which means royal. In some cases the name may also be of occupational derivation, stemming from the word, bombasin, which was a kind of cotton cloth. In such a case the name would have referred to a maker or seller of such cloth.

Early Origins of the Bazin family

The surname Bazin was first found in Poitou, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.

The family branch of Bazin was registered in this region as early as 1215, again in 1356, and finally in 1431. The name was also found in the 18th century in Moncoutant. The family prospered and maintained noble status in the western region of France, branching out into the region of Brittany where the family was registered in 1256. [1]

Raoul Bazin was registered in the region as the Lord of Houssaye in 1480. An earlier family branch formed in Blois where Jean, born in 1538, became the resident for the King of France under the King of Poland. His son, Isaac Bazin, would later become the deputy general of the reformed church.

Early History of the Bazin family

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Bazin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bazinet, Bazenet, Bazenerie, Bazin, Basin, Bazaine, Bazine and many more.

Early Notables of the Bazin family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • the family branch of Bazin de Jessey
  • Jacques Bazin de Jessey, the Lord of Bintinaye and lawyer for the parliament of Brittany in the 17th century
  • Thomas Basin, the Bishop of Lisieux, author of various works, and who suffered under the persecution of Louis XI, and Antoine Bazin, born in 1768, who became a second lieutenant

Bazin Ranking

In France, the name Bazin is the 279th most popular surname with an estimated 14,086 people with that name. [2]

United States Bazin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bazin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbara Bazin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
Bazin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bazin, who opted for Mobile County, Alabama in 1840
  • John Bazin who settled in Mobile County in Alabama in 1840
  • John Bazin, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [3]
  • Xavin Bazin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850

Canada Bazin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bazin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Bazin, who settled in Quebec from Lisieux in 1670

Contemporary Notables of the name Bazin (post 1700) +

  • Jean-François Bazin (1942-2020), French politician, journalist, and writer, President of the Regional Council of Burgundy (1993-1998)
  • Hervé Bazin (1911-1996), French writer
  • François Bazin (1816-1878), French composer
  • René Bazin (1853-1932), French novelist
  • Marc Louis Bazin, Haitian politician
  • Germain René Michel Bazin, officer in the Legion of Honour, honorary curator-in-chief for the Louvre museum in Paris, and research professor for York University, Toronto

  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  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) on Facebook