French historians tell that the name Ocoi was first used by the people of the province of Anjou
. Ocoi was a name for a person who lived at the corner of a street or village. This name is composed of the Old French word au, which means to the and coin, which means corner.
Early Origins of the Ocoi family
The surname Ocoi was first found in Anjou
, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Ocoi family
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Ocoi Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Ocoi is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Aucoin, Aucon, Aucin, Aucoins, Aucouin, Aucoing, Aucoi, Aucoit, Aucoy, Aucoie, Aucois, Auccoin, Auccon, Auccin, Auccoins, Auccoing, Auccoi, Auccoit, Auccoy, Auccoie, Auccois, Ocoin, Ocon, Ocin, Ocoins, Ocoing, Ocoi, Ocoit, Ocoy, Ocoie, Ocois, Occoin, Occon, Occin, Occoins, Occoing, Occoi, Occoit, Occoy, Occoie and many more.
Early Notables of the Ocoi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ocoi family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Ocoi. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ocoi were Jean-Baptiste Aucoin married Marie-Anne Saulnier in Québec in 1784; Alexis Aucoin married Marie-Joseph Babin in Québec in 1784; Alexis Aucoin, widower of Marie-Josephe Bain, married Thè.