Show ContentsLaurin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Laurin comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

Early Origins of the Laurin family

The surname Laurin was first found in Provence.

Early History of the Laurin family

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Laurin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurent, Saint-Laurent, Lauren, Laurents, Lorent, Loren, Laurrent, Laurren, Laurrents, Lorrent, Lorren, Laurrens, Laurens, Laurrens, Saint-Laurrent, Saint-Lauren, Saint-Laurents, Saint-Laurrents, Saint-Laurren, Saint-Lorent, Saint-Loren, Saint-Lorens, Saint-Lorrent, Saint-Lorren and many more.

Early Notables of the Laurin family (pre 1700)

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Laurin World Ranking

In Canada, the name Laurin is the 534th most popular surname with an estimated 9,218 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Laurin is ranked the 270th most popular surname. [2] And in France, the name Laurin is the 4,580th popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Laurin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Augustus Laurent, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856; Catharine Laurent, aged 60; settled in New Orleans in 1820; François Laurent settled in Philadelphia in 1796.

Contemporary Notables of the name Laurin (post 1700) +

  • Rene-Georges Laurin (d. 2006), French member of the World War II Resistance and politician
  • René Laurin (b. 1940), Canadian politician from Joliette, Quebec, Member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 2000
  • Joseph Laurin (1811-1888), Canadian notary, author and politician
  • Georges-Philippe Laurin (1892-1964), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Jacques Cartier (1930-1935)
  • Camille Laurin (1922-1999), Canadian psychiatrist and politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Bourget (1970-1973)
  • Lucien Laurin (1912-2000), Canadian Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer best known as the trainer of the great Secretariat
  • Laurin Dewey Woodworth (1837-1897), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1873-77 [4]
  • Laurin Dewey Woodworth (1837-1897), U.S. Representative from Ohio

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  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook