Show ContentsSt-Aubin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name St-Aubin 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 St-Aubin family

The surname St-Aubin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat.

Early History of the St-Aubin family

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St-Aubin Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name St-Aubin 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 St-Aubin family

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Canada St-Aubin migration to Canada +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 St-Aubin 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 St-Aubin were

St-Aubin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • André St. Aubin, son of Adrien and Jacqueline, who married Jeanne-Marguerite Bloys, daughter of Julien and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 19th February 1680 [1]
St-Aubin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Julien St. Aubin, son of Adrien and Jeanne-Marguerite, who married Suzanne Courault, daughter of Cybar and Marie-Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th February 1704 [1]
  • Joseph St. Aubin, son of Julien and Suzanne, who married Julienne Cuillerier, daughter of Joseph and Louise, in Lachine, Quebec on 3rd September 1731 [1]
  • Jean-Simon St. Aubin, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Jeanne, who married Jeanne Vigeant, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Chambly, Quebec on 11th November 1732 [1]
  • Denis St. Aubin, son of Julien and Suzanne, who married Catherine Tessereau, daughter of Antoine and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 16th February 1733 [1]
  • Pierre St. Aubin, son of Jean and Marie-Louise, who married Marguerite Fourneau, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 14th February 1735 [1]
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New Zealand St-Aubin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

St-Aubin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr St. Aubin, who landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1844

The St-Aubin 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

  1. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook