The prestigious surname Darphin comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Darphin is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Darphin family
The surname Darphin was first found in Dauphine.
Early History of the Darphin family
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Darphin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dauphin, Dauphinais, Dauphin, Delphin, Dalphin and many more.
Early Notables of the Darphin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles-Claude Dauphin, who was a painter in Lorraine
during the seventeenth century. His masters were his father, Olivier Dauphin, a painter and engraver, and Simon Vouet. He established himself in Italy and became court attaché to the duke of Savoy. Barthelemy-Victor Dauphin, born... Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darphin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Darphin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 220 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Etienne Dauphin was married in 1665 in Quebec.