Cauvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cauvin 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 Cauvin family
The surname Cauvin 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 Cauvin family
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Cauvin 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 Cauvin 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 Cauvin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), birth name of John Calvin, the French theologian, religious reformer and writer. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian...
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In France, the name Cauvin is the 1,452nd most popular surname with an estimated 3,991 people with that name. 
Migration of the Cauvin family
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Cauvin has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cauvin 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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- Raoul Cauvin (1938-2021), Belgian comics author and one of the most popular in the humorist field