The name Cauvins 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 Cauvins family
The surname Cauvins 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 Cauvins family
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Cauvins Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name 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 Cauvins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cauvins family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. 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. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Cauvins. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cauvins 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.