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The French family name Constantin is a patronymic name, derived from the Christian name of the bearer's father. The name is ultimately derived from the Latin name "Constans," which meant "steadfast" or "faithful." As a surname it seems to have developed independently in various regions of France including, Languedoc, Brittany, Anjou, Touraine, and Poitou.

Constantin Early Origins



The surname Constantin was first found in Languedoc, where the earliest known bearers of this name are thought to have originated. However, the Constantin name was found in several regions from quite early times, with several different, perhaps even unrelated families taking on the surname. There was a noble family of feudal lords bearing the name in Poitou in the thirteenth century, and later, in the fifteenth century, there was another prominent family of that name among the nobility who held large fiefs in Brittany.

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Constantin Spelling Variations


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Constantin Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Constantin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Constans, Constan, Constant, Constanc, Constance, Consten, Constens, Constense, Constence, Constanse, Constane, Constene, Constante, Contans, Contan, Contant, Contance, Conten, Contens, Contense, Contence, Contanse, Contane, Contene and many more.

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Constantin Early History


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Constantin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Constantin research. Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1770 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Constantin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Constantin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Constantin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Constantin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Constantin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Constantin were

Constantin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Constantin, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700

Constantin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pierre Constantin, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • Mr. Constantin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Constantin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Constantin, who arrived in Quebec in 1644

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Contemporary Notables of the name Constantin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Constantin (post 1700)



  • Maximilien Constantin de Wurmser, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Nicolae Constantin (b. 1973), retired Romanian footballer
  • Marius Marcel Constantin (b. 1984), Romanian footballer
  • Gheorghe Constantin (1932-2010), nicknamed "The Professor, " a Romanian former football player and coach
  • Yves-Georges Count of Constantin, honorary Magistrate in the Court of Counts, and a man of Letters

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Constantin Historic Events


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Constantin Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Deliman Constantin, Hungarian Third Class Passenger from Szedged, Hungary who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Constantin Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Constantin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Constantin 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.

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