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Séguin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc of France, Séguin is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.

Early Origins of the Séguin family


The surname Séguin was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Reyniès, where they were members of the aristocracy of the region.

Early History of the Séguin family


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Séguin Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Séguin, including Seguin, Seguine, Seguens, Seguenot, Segui, Seguier, Seguins, Seguines and many more.

Early Notables of the Séguin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Séguin family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Séguin 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 Séguin were

Séguin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Seguin, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799

Séguin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Seguin, who settled in New York State in 1823
  • Maria Manuel Seguin, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Manuela Seguin, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Pedro Seguin, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • B. Seguin settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Séguin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Seguin, who settled in Quebec in 1665 from Ile-de-France
  • Francois Seguin, who landed in Canada in 1672

Séguin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Seguin, who settled in Quebec in 1734 also from Ile-de-France

Contemporary Notables of the name Séguin (post 1700)


  • Juan Nepomucena Seguin (1806-1890), American politician, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, 1841, 1841-42 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marc Seguin (1786-1875), French engineer, inventor of the wire-cable suspension bridge and the multi-tubular steam-engine boiler
  • Albert Seguin (1891-1979), French Olympic gold medalist gymnast
  • Edouard Seguin (1812-1880), French physician
  • Steven Joseph Seguin (b. 1964), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Fernand Seguin CC, OQ (1922-1988), Canadian biochemist, professor and host of science programs on radio and television
  • Daniel "Dan" Seguin (b. 1948), Canadian NHL ice hockey player

The Séguin Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola salus servire Deo
Motto Translation: The only safe course is to serve God.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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