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The Gauwain surname comes from the Old French personal name Gauvin.
The surname Gauwain was first found in Brittany.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gauwain research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gauwain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Gauvin who arrived in Quebec in 1662 from Aunis on the west coast of France, although this is likely to be the port of embarkation, rather than his original home.
The Gauwain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gauwain Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 2 January 2012 at 13:30.