The D'aubein surname comes from Brittany
, France where it was a name for a person who lived in the town of Aubin, in the province of Brittany.
Early Origins of the D'aubein family
The surname D'aubein was first found in Brittany
, in the north-western part of France where one can trace their origin to ancient Gaul and it is recorded in the form of Albinus as early as the year 538, in the city of Angers, capital of the former province of Anjou.
Members of this distinguished family were particularly involved in the affairs of the community in which they lived and, as a noble family of France, they contributed largely to the political, as well as the cultural, scene of the regions in which they settled throughout the centuries.
They were elevated to the nobility and this was confirmed with letters-patent and heraldic cap. The family prospered, expanded and some of them branched to Paris as the name appears in the year 800 in the cartulary of Cormery in Touraine.
Early History of the D'aubein family
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D'aubein Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 D'aubein is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Aubin, Aubain, Aubing, Aubein, Aubins, Aublin, Aubbin, Aubbain, Aubbing, Aubbein, Aubbins, Aubblin, Saint-Aubin, St-Aubin, St. Aubin, Obin, Obain, Oblin, Obing, Obein, Obbin, Obbain, Obblin, Obbing, Obbein, d'Aubin, d'Aubain, d'Aubing, d'Aubein and many more.
Early Notables of the D'aubein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'aubein family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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. 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name D'aubein 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 D'aubein were George Aubin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1874; Jacob Auby, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741; Maria Margreta Daubin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1795.
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