Origins Available: French
In the medieval era, many new names came to France. Gouen originated during that time in the province of Forez
. Gouen was derived from the personal name
Godwine, which means good protector.
Early Origins of the Gouen family
The surname Gouen was first found in Forez
, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the noble family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gouen family
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Gouen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Godin, Godain, Godaint, Godein, Godaing, Godine, Goddin, Goddain, Goddaint, Goddein, Goddaing, Goddine, Gaudain, Gaudaint, Gaudein, Gaudaing, Gaudine, Gauddin, Gauddain, Gauddaint, Gauddein, Gauddaing and many more.
Early Notables of the Gouen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gouen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Susanne Godin settled in Maryland in 1763; Joseph Godin settled in the parish of Saint-Pierre, Quebec, in 1903.