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The Jamin family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy. Their name is derived from the given name Binyamin, which means the son of the south, comes from The Bible, which tells that Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and the father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jamin Early Origins



The surname Jamin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Jamin Spelling Variations


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Jamin Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Jamin, including Benjamin, Jamin, Jamine, Jaminet, Jamet, Jammet, Jammes, Jamme, Jameton, Jamot and many more.

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Jamin Early History


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Jamin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jamin research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1701, 1711, 1723, 1735, 1773, 1850, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Jamin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jamin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jamin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was many individuals mentioned in the Armorial documents of 1696, around Alençon. Dom Nicolas Jamin, born in Dinan in 1711, was a theologian. Pierre-Charles Jamet, born in Louvières in 1701, became a financial assistant in Paris in 1723 and first assistant of the Indes...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jamin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Jamin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jamin were

Jamin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Jamin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Pierre Jamin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

Jamin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Jamin, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Jak Jamin, who landed in America in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jamin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jamin (post 1700)



  • Jean-Baptiste Jamin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Auguste Marie Jamin, Marquis de Bermuy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Jamin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jamin 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 13 March 2015 at 11:04.

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