The name Calvains has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy
. The name is derived from when the family lived at Cauville, in the department of Calvados, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Calvains family
The surname Calvains was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
in De Cauville, in the department of Calvados, the arrondissement of Falaise in the canton of Thury-Harcourt.
Early History of the Calvains family
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Calvains 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 Calvains include Calvin, Cauvin, Callvin, Calvain, Calvein, Cauvain, Cauvein, Callvain, Callvein, Calvins, Cauvins, Callvins, Calvains, Calveins, Cauvains, Cauveins, Callvains and many more.
Early Notables of the Calvains family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calvains family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Calvains were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Calvains were C. Calvin, aged 30; who settled in New Orleans in 1821; Francis Calvin settled in Virginia in 1654; James Calvin settled in Georgia in 1734; James Calvin settled in Philadelphia in 1848.