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Drouin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Drouin was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Drouin family

The surname Drouin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigniory of Derouvin, a village in the Pas-de-Calais in the arrondisement of Bethuni.

Early History of the Drouin family

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Drouin Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Drouin, some of which include Drouin, de Drouin, Derouin, Drouot, Drouon, Drouhin, Drouain, Drouhain, Drouyn, Durouain, Durouin, Drouyn, Druin and many more.

Early Notables of the Drouin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Drouin 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 Drouin 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 Drouin were

Drouin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marie Drouin who settled in Louisiana in 1756

Drouin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Paul Drouin who settled in Philadelphia in 1861

Drouin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Robert Drouin, who arrived in Quebec in 1633
  • Jean Drouin, who arrived in Quebec in 1646

Contemporary Notables of the name Drouin (post 1700)

  • André Drouin (1947-2017), Canadian politician, city councillor in Hérouxville, Quebec
  • Polly Drouin (1908-1968), Canadian professional (NHL) ice hockey player
  • Mark Robert Drouin (1903-1963), Canadian politician from Quebec, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (1957-1962)
  • Jacques Drouin (b. 1943), Canadian animator and film director
  • Claude Drouin (b. 1956), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament from Beauce, Quebec
  • Richard R. Drouin (b. 1932), Canadian lawyer and businessman. made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993

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