Show ContentsDauphinais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Dauphinais comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Dauphinais 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 Dauphinais family

The surname Dauphinais was first found in Dauphine.

Early History of the Dauphinais family

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Dauphinais Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dauphin, Dauphinais, Dauphin, Delphin, Dalphin and many more.

Early Notables of the Dauphinais 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 in Drôme in 1742, was a law professor at the University of Valence; Joseph-Alexis Dauphin was a general in 1817; Caisimir Dauphin learned Arabic and went to Egypt, where he settled as director of the schools of Alexandria, and in 1820 became inspector of...
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Canada Dauphinais migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dauphinais Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edouard Dauphinais worked in 1836 in Quebec
  • Pierre Dauphinais worked in Lanoraie, Quebec in 1861

Contemporary Notables of the name Dauphinais (post 1700) +

  • François-Xavier Genthon dit Dauphinais (1815-1889), Canadian politician in Manitoba of Métis descent who was a member of the Provisional Government of Assiniboia (1871-1876) on Facebook