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Early Origins of the Chauvin family

The surname Chauvin was first found in Britanny (French: Bretagne). Cited in early times are Renaud Chauveau, who was named bishop of Châlons in 1351, and Audouin Chauveron, who held an important position in Paris in 1381.

The Chauvel family in Normandy maintained nobility in 1666 and the Chauvels of Martinière in Blésois (English: Blois) and Maine gave a treasurer from France to Bourges in 1642. The Nouëttes branch of the family gave Jérôme, a prosecutor of the bourgeois of Rennes who was ennobled in 1606, and two councilors to the Parliament of Brittany in 1672. [1]

Early History of the Chauvin family

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Chauvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chauve, Chauveau, Chauvet, Choveau, Chovel, Chauvelin, Chauvelet, Chauvelon, Chauvelot, Chauvin, Chauvineau, Chovin, Chouvin, Chauvet, Chauvette, Chovet, Chouvet, Chauvard, Chauvaux, Chauvat, Chauvois, Chauvard, Chauvenet, Chauvillion, Chauvier, Chauveron, Chauvron and many more.

Early Notables of the Chauvin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Urbain Chauveton, an evangelist in 1560; Antoine Chauveau was caretaker of the Abbey of S. Gervais, Paris in 1580; Francois Chauveau was a painter, drawer, and engraver in Paris in 1613; François Chauveau (1613-1676), a French painter and engraver; Henri-Philippe abbey of Chauvelin was councillor at the Parliament, abbey of Montieramay, and held an important role at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris in 1714; Francois-Pierre-Alexandre Chauvel was a Baron and general in Honfleur in 1766; Bernard-Francois marquis of Chauvelin was a politician in Paris in 1766; Louis-Joseph Chauveau was colonel in Cretteville...
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Chauvin Ranking

In the United States, the name Chauvin is the 7,547th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in France, the name Chauvin is ranked the 209th most popular surname with an estimated 16,626 people with that name. [3]

Canada Chauvin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chauvin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Michel Chauvin, son of Gabriel and Marie, who married Anne Archambault, daughter of Jacques and Françoise, in Quebec on 27th July 1647 [4]
  • Marin Chauvin, who landed in Canada in 1648
  • Pierre Chauvin, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Chauvin, son of René and Catherine, who married Marthe Autreuil, daughter of René and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 16th September 1658 [4]
  • Charles Chauvin, who married in Montreal in 1663
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Chauvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Chauvin, son of François and Marie-Catherine, who married Marie-Madeleine Courtois, daughter of Jean-Daniel and Catherine in Boucherville, Quebec on 26th November 1702 [4]
  • Pierre Chauvin, son of Pierre and Marguerite, who married Françoise Marcel-Mercier, daughter of François and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 10th November 1721 [4]
  • Jean Chauvin, son of Jean and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marie-Marthe Blin, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Boucherville, Quebec on 16th June 1732 [4]
  • Nicolas Chauvin, son of Jacques and Etiennette, who married Madeleine Cain-Lataille, daughter of Henri and Marie-Jeanne, in Quebec on 27th January 1738 [4]
  • François Chauvin, son of Jean and Marie-Madeleine, who married Madeleine Blin, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Quebec on 5th January 1741 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chauvin (post 1700) +

  • Yves Chauvin (1930-2015), French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate in 2005 for his work for deciphering the process of olefin metathesis
  • Lilyan Chauvin (1925-2008), née Zemoz, a French-American actress, television host, director, writer, and acting teacher
  • Louis Chauvin (1881-1908), American ragtime musician from St. Louis, Missouri who collaborated with Scot Joplin on "Heliotrope Bouquet"
  • Hugh Chauvin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 2012 [5]
  • Mrs. C. Allen Chauvin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972 [5]
  • Marcel Chauvin (1914-2004), French clergyman and auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fada N'Gourma
  • Landry Chauvin (b. 1968), French former footballer who most recently was the manager of Tunisian team Club Africain
  • Victor Chauvin (1844-1913), French Arabic and Hebrew professor at the University of Liège
  • Julien Chauvin (b. 1979), French violinist and music director, co-founder of the orchestra the Cercle de l'Harmonie [fr] (2004-2014), and the Cambini-Paris Quartet (2007)
  • Remy Chauvin (1913-2009), French biologist and entomologist, born at Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhinand
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  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. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook