Julien History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Julien is a name that came from the southern region known as Languedoc. The Latin personal name Julianus, whose origins are obscure, but which probably comes from the Greek word "ioulos" which means "soft-haired, downy, and youthful."

Early Origins of the Julien family

The surname Julien was first found in Languedoc, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Julien family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Julien research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1019, 1257, 1266, 1288, 1366, 1400, 1443, 1469, 1622, 1640, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Julien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Julien Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Julien, Juliens, Jullien, Juliene, Julliene, Julian, Juliane, Jullian, Julliane, Julienne, Jullienne, Juliens, Julliens, Julienes, Jullienes, Julianes, Jullianes, Julianne, Jullianne, le Julien, de Julien, le Jullien, Joulian, Joulien, Jouliens, Joulianne, Joullien, Joulliens, Joullian, Joulliane, Joulyen, Joulyens, Joullyen, Joullyens, Joulyenne, Joulyennes, Julyen, Julyens, Julyenne, Jylyennes, Jullyen and many more.

Early Notables of the Julien family (pre 1700)

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United States Julien migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Julien has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Julien were

Julien Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Julien, who settled in Philadelphia in 1764
  • Peter Julien, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Julien Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • François Julien, aged 60, settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • M. F. Julien, aged 59, settled in New York in 1823
  • Louis Julien, who arrived in Mississippi in 1839 [1]
  • Louise Julien, aged 5, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Jacob Julien, aged 50, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Julien migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Julien Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. André Julien, (b. 1614), aged 28, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 9th April 1642 [2]
  • Sylvestre Julien, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Madeleine Guerin Julien, who arrived in Canada in 1655
  • Jean Julien, son of Michel and Périnne, who married Madeleine Guérin, daughter of Simon and Nicole, in Quebec on 10th November 1665 [3]
  • Jacques Julien, son of Jean and Thoinette, who married Anne Labrecque, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 10th August 1675 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Julien Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Julien, son of Louis and Marguerite, who married Marie-Barbe Dupont, daughter of Gilles and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 21st May 1709 [3]
  • Jean Julien, son of Nicolas and Marie, who married Louise Trudel, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 8th February 1717 [3]
  • Jean Julien, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Debien, daughter of Etienne and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 22nd November 1728 [3]
  • Charles Julien, son of Jacques and Marie-Barbe, who married Geneviève Sabourin, daughter of Pierre and Madeleine, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec on 11th August 1735 [3]
  • Joseph-Antoine Julien, son of Jacques and Marie-Barbe, who married Marie-Josephte Homay, daughter of Claude and Marie-Madeleine, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec on 3rd April 1744 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Julien Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Nicolas Julien, who settled in Quebec in 1813
  • Jean Julien, who settled in Quebec in 1816
  • Louis Julien, who settled in Quebec in 1829

Australia Julien migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Julien Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Julien, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]
  • Jane Julien, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]
  • Lavania Julien, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]
  • Lavinia Julien, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]

New Zealand Julien migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Julien Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Ben Julien, (b. 1851), aged 27, Cornish farm labourer departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Julien (post 1700) +

  • Denis Julien (b. 1772), American fur trapper of French Huguenot origin who was active in the southwestern United States in the 1830s and 1840s
  • Paul Julien, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1952 (alternate), 1956 [6]
  • Stanislas Julien (1797-1873), French sinologist
  • Sandra Julien (b. 1950), French actress
  • Pierre Julien (1731-1804), French sculptor
  • Claude Julien, French politician, Mayor of Lescure-d'Albigeois, France
  • Claude Julien (1925-2005), French journalist
  • Charles-André Julien (1891-1991), French journalist and historian
  • Mr. Isaac Julien C.B.E. (b. 1960), born in East End of London, British Artist and Filmmaker was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for services to the Arts
  • Stéphane Julien (b. 1974), French-Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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