Gauvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Gauvin surname comes from the Old French personal name Gauvin.

Early Origins of the Gauvin family

The surname Gauvin was first found in Brittany.

Important Dates for the Gauvin family

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Gauvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gauvain, Gavain, Gavin, Gauvin, Gauvent, du Gauvin, de Gauvin, Du Gauvin, Du Gauvain, Des Gauvain, Des Gauvin and many more.

Early Notables of the Gauvin family (pre 1700)

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Gauvin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gauvin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Gauvin, who settled in Louisiana in 1755
Gauvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Gauvin, who landed in New York in 1820

Gauvin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gauvin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Simon Gauvin, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Jean Bourdon, arriving on 17th June 1661 [1]
  • Jean Gauvin who arrived in Quebec in 1662
  • Jean Gauvin, son of Louis and Anne, married Anne Magnan, daughter of Simon and Anne, in Quebec on 22nd October 1665 [2]
  • Nicolas Gauvin, son of Pierre and Gabrielle, married Simone Bisson, daughter of Gervais and Marie, in Quebec on 30th July 1668 [2]
  • Pierre Gauvin, son of Nicolas and Simone, married Marie-Anne Demosny, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Catherine, in Quebec on 8th October 1698 [2]
Gauvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Étienne Gauvin, son of Jean and Anne, married Anne Bullet, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Lorette, Quebec on 11th May 1700 [2]
  • Pierre Gauvin, son of Jean and Anne, married Marie-Anne Fiset, daughter of Jean and Marie-Renée, in Lorette, Quebec on 1st August 1707 [2]
  • Etienne Gauvin, son of Pierre and Anne, married Marguerite-Françoise Le Gris, daughter of Adrien and Françoise, in Quebec on 27th June 1712 [2]
  • Jacques Gauvin, son of Jean and Marie-Madeleine-Anne, married Louise Saint-Pierre, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 14th November 1712 [2]
  • Étienne Gauvin, son of Étienne and Anne, married Marie-Angélique Lévêque, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Angélique, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 21st February 1735 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gauvin (post 1700)

  • Anthony Gauvin (b. 1973), retired French footballer and current coach who played from 1991 to 2010 and coaches Fontenay-le-Comte
  • Marshall J. Gauvin (1881-1978), Canadian author and speaker in the Freethought movement
  • Karina Gauvin (b. 1966), Canadian Juno Award and Virginia Parker Prize winning soprano, best known for her interpretation of Baroque music
  • Michel Gauvin, Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Viet Nam
  • William-Henry Gauvin CC FRSC (1913-1994), Canadian chemical engineer, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Honorary Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

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Citations

  1. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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