Germaine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Germaine family

The surname Germaine was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Jean Germain, born in 1664, son of Jean and Renée of St.Andre in Poitou, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Catherine Baribault, daughter of François and Perinne, at Batiscan on 9th September 1698. [1]

Important Dates for the Germaine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Germaine research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1539, 1590, 1601, 1789, 1806, 1809, 1813, 1814, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Germaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Germaine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Germain, Germin, Germains, Germins, Germaine, German, Germane, Germaneau, Germineau, Germinet, Germaine, Germiny, Germanez, Jermain, Germyn, Jermyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Germaine family (pre 1700)

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Germaine migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Germaine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Germaine, aged 40, settled in Charleston
  • Joseph Germaine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1853
  • Philip Germaine, aged 50, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1893
Germaine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jean Germaine, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1901
  • Mrs. Rubay Germaine, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1903
  • Constantin Germaine, aged 22, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1917
  • Margaret Germaine, aged 65, who immigrated to America from Ashton, England, in 1920
  • Louise Germaine, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Germaine (post 1700)

  • Joseph Berton Germaine (b. 1975), American football quarterback
  • Louise Germaine (b. 1971), English actress and model
  • Mary Germaine (b. 1933), English film actress
  • Yvonne Germaine Arnuad (1892-1958), French actress
  • Germaine Sablon (1899-1985), French singer, film actress and a WWII French Resistance fighter, sister of André Sablon
  • Germaine Dieterlen (1903-1999), French anthropologist, noted for her work among the Dogon and the Bambara of Mali
  • Germaine Mason (1983-2017), Jamaican-born, British five-time gold medalist high jumper
  • Germaine Van Parys (1893-1983), pioneering female Belgian photojournalist, one of the first in her field
  • Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist and writer, best known for her book The Female Eunuch (1970) [2]
  • Germaine Dulac (1882-1942), the first feminist filmmaker and a key figure in the development of the French Avant Garde cinema of the '20s

Historic Events for the Germaine family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Harry John Germaine (b. 1919), English Ordinary Seaman from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Germaine Greer. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Germaine Greer. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germaine_Greer
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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