Etienne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble French surname Etienne was originally derived from the Greek name "Stephanos," meaning "crown." The Norman French form of this name was a popular personal name before the advent of surnames, in large part due to the Saint Stephanus.

Early Origins of the Etienne family

The surname Etienne was first found in the northern region of Lorraine and in the commune of Equennes in the Somme department, where they had many lands and estates. [1]

They were granted nobility in the early 17th century, and awarded a coat of arms in 1620. As the family grew in prominence within Lorraine, branches spread to other regions of France, most notably to the southern area of Provence. These newly established branches of the Etienne family were eventually granted titles of nobility and a new coat of arms. Several individuals bearing the surname Etienne were knighted and were prominent figures throughout French history.

Philippe Etienne, born in 1631, son of Mathurin and Louise, was a french carpenter that travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie Vien, daughter of Étienne and Marie, at Trois-Rivières on 26th January 1655. Philippe married again to Marie Gravois at Trois-Rivières on 3rd November 1666. [2]

Important Dates for the Etienne family

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Etienne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Etienne, Etiennot, Tenon, Etieve, Estienne and others.

Early Notables of the Etienne family (pre 1700)

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Etienne migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Etienne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Jaques Etienne, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [3]
Etienne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Celestin Etienne, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1873 [3]
  • Joseph Etienne, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1875 [3]

Etienne migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Etienne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Claude Etienne, son of Nicolas and Alix, married Hélène Martin, daughter of Abraham and Marguerite, in Quebec on 22nd October 1640 [4]
  • Philippe Etienne, son of Mathurin and Louise, married Marie Vien, daughter of Etienne and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 26th January 1655 [4]
  • Guillaume Etienne, son of Louis and Jeanne, married Marguerite Rosée, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 17th June 1657 [4]
  • Jean Etienne, son of Jean and Guillemette, married Marie Dessureau, daughter of François and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 4th November 1698 [4]
  • René Etienne, son of Philippe and Marie, married Marie Aubuchon, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 20th September 1698 [4]
Etienne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Dominique Etienne, son of Philippe and Marie, married Jeanne-Angélique Cartier, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 19th June 1707 [4]
  • Jean-Raymond Etienne, son of Jean and Marie, married Anne Gaudry, daughter of Jacques and Anne, in Varennes, Quebec on 4th February 1722 [4]
  • Joseph Etienne, son of René and Marie, married Élisabeth Brunel, daughter of Jean and Marie-Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 17th September 1742 [4]
  • David Etienne, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Jean-Pierre Etienne, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Etienne (post 1700)

  • Louis Félix Étienne (1796-1866), Marquis de Turgot, a French diplomat and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1851-1852), son of Etienne-François Turgot
  • Jacques Marguerite Étienne de Fornier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Eugène Etienne, former French Ambassador the Cambodia
  • André Etienne (b. 1912), French chemist
  • Maurice Etienne, Georges Gervais, Industrialist, Nîmes
  • Jean René Etienne, French professor at "la lycée" in Paris
  • Anne Marie Étienne (b. 1956), Belgian actress
  • Luc Etienne Périn (1908-1984), also known as Luc Étienne, was a French writer
  • Viscount Marie Etienne Barbot, French Officer General, Officer of the Legion of Honour
  • Sieur Etienne Cathalan, American politician, U.S. Consul in Marseille, 1790-1801; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Marseille, 1805-19 [6]

Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Jacques Étienne. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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