Origins Available: English
St.aubyn is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The St.aubyn family lived in Devon
. Their name, however, is a reference to St. Albine de Terregatt, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the St.aubyn family
The surname St.aubyn was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the St.aubyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St.aubyn research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1684, 1640, 1645, 1687, 1670, 1714, 1702, 1744, 1726 and 1772 are included under the topic Early St.aubyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
St.aubyn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like St.aubyn are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name St.aubyn include St. Albyn, St. Awbyne, St. Aubyn, St. Alban and many more.
Early Notables of the St.aubyn family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John St. Albyn; John St Aubyn (1613-1684), English politician in the House of Commons (1640), Colonel in the Parliamentary Army in the English Civil War... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early St.aubyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the St.aubyn family to Ireland
Some of the St.aubyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the St.aubyn family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name St.aubyn, or a variant listed above:
St.aubyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J St Aubyn, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England in 1892
St.aubyn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Guy St Aubyn, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1908
- Edith St Aubyn, aged 23, who settled in America from Hastings, Barbados, in 1917
- Geoffrey G St Aubyn, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Raneaqua, Chile, in 1919
St.aubyn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert St Aubyn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
- Levinia St Aubyn, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name St.aubyn (post 1700)
- John St Aubyn (1829-1908), 1st Baron St Levan
- Sir John St Aubyn (1758-1839), 5th Baronet, British Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Cornwall and Grand Master of the Freemasons
- James Piers St Aubyn (1815-1895), English architect
- Sir John St Aubyn (1726-1772), 4th Baronet
- Sir John St Aubyn (1702-1744), 3rd Baronet
- Sir John St Aubyn (1670-1714), 2nd Baronet
- Sir John St Aubyn (1645-1687), 1st Baronet, of Clowance in Cornwall
The St.aubyn 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: Deus meus, dux meus
Motto Translation: My god is my guide.