The name Saint'albin has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy
. The name is derived from when the family lived at the seigneury of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Saint'albin family
The surname Saint'albin was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Saint'albin family
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Saint'albin Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Saint'albin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Saint-Aubin, Saint-Auban, Saint-Albin, Saint-Albino, Saint-Aubyn, St. Aubin, De St. Aubin and many more.
Early Notables of the Saint'albin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saint'albin family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Saint'albin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Saint'albin were Adrian Saint Aubin who arrived in Quebec in 1680 from Normandy; Charles Saint Aubin settled in Quebec in 1766 from Normandy.
The Saint'albin 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: In se teres
Motto Translation: In the fine