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


The surname Delphin was first found in Dauphine.

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Early History of the Delphin family

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Early History of the Delphin family


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Delphin Spelling Variations

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Delphin Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Delphin family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Delphin 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...
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Migration of the Delphin family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Delphin 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delphin (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delphin (post 1700)


  • Mark A. Delphin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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