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The name Calvins 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.

Calvins Early Origins



The surname Calvins 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.

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Calvins Spelling Variations


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Calvins Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Calvins, including Calvin, Cauvin, Callvin, Calvain, Calvein, Cauvain, Cauvein, Callvain, Callvein, Calvins, Cauvins, Callvins, Calvains, Calveins, Cauvains, Cauveins, Callvains and many more.

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Calvins Early History


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Calvins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calvins research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 10, , 1509, 1564, 1509, and 1564 are included under the topic Early Calvins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calvins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calvins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calvins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Calvins were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Calvins 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Calvins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calvins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 August 2012 at 08:08.

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