Show ContentsBazinet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bazinet 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 Bazinet family

The surname Bazinet 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 Bazinet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bazinet research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1215, 1256, 1356, 1431, 1480, 1538, 1611, 1715, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Bazinet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bazinet Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bazinet family (pre 1700)

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...
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Bazinet Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Bazinet is the 701st most popular surname. [2]

Canada Bazinet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bazinet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Bazinet, son of Michel and Marie, who married Jeanne Loisel, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 23rd November 1666 [3]
  • Antoine Bazinet, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Françoise Janot, daughter of Marin and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 6th August 1674 [3]
  • Pierre Bazinet, son of Antoine and Françoise, who married Marie Roy, daughter of Jean and Madeleine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 24th November 1698 [3]
Bazinet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Bazinet, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Jeanne Muloin, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Repentigny, Quebec on 19th April 1701 [3]
  • Jacques Bazinet, son of Jacques and Marie, who married Catherine Bazinet, daughter of Antoine and Françoise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 4th March 1701 [3]
  • Joseph Bazinet, son of Antoine and Françoise, who married Marie-Anne Senécal, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th April 1710 [3]
  • François Bazinet, son of François and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Alarie, daughter of René and Louise, in Quebec on 25th November 1717 [3]
  • Pierre Bazinet, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Marie-Marguerite Bougret, daughter of Prudent and Marie-Charlotte, in Longueuil, Quebec on 27th November 1719 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bazinet (post 1700) +

  • Pierre "Baz" Bazinet (b. 1955), Canadian record producer who has worked with Celine Dion, Boulevard, Luba, Paradox, Bruno Pelletier and many more
  • René Bazinet (b. 1955), German stage and film actor, one of the most talented veteran clowns ever to have worked for Cirque du Soleil
  • Charles Bazinet (1845-1916), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Joliette (1896-1904)

  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.
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  3. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook