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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.

Early History of 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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Migration of the Gauvin family to the New World and Oceana


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 Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Gauvin who arrived in Quebec in 1662

Gauvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Gauvin, who arrived in Quebec in 1761

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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