Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc
of France, Jasmin is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc
Early Origins of the Jasmin family
The surname Jasmin was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Jasmin family
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Jasmin Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Jasmin, some of which include Jasmin, Jansemin, Jasmine and others.
Early Notables of the Jasmin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Jacques Jasmin, a poet born in Agen in 1798. Son of a poor tailor, he apprenticed as a barber and during his spare time studied literature and poetry. He eventually established his own... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jasmin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jasmin family to the New World and Oceana
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 Quebec. 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 Jasmin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jasmin were
Jasmin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Athanase Jasmin was a butcher in Acton in America in 1871
Jasmin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Jasmin, whose marriage was recorded in Quebec in 1714
- Noël Jasmin married in 1725 in Boucherville, Quebec
- Joachim Jasmin married in 1744 in Montreal
- Jean Jasmin married in 1747 in Laprairie
- Jean Jasmin worked in Machillimakinac, Quebec, in 1750
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Jasmin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- François Jasmin was an innkeeper in Couteau-Station, Quebec in 1871
- Joseph Jasmin was a barber in Montreal in 1891
Contemporary Notables of the name Jasmin (post 1700)
- Claude Jasmin, doctor and intellectual in Paris
- Hon. Pierre Jasmin, judge at the Superior Court of Quebec
- Gaetan Jasmin, Pathology professor at the University of Montreal