Many new surnames were formed in France during the Middle Ages, including Ocon, which was first used in the Anjou
area. Ocon 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 Ocon family
The surname Ocon 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 Ocon family
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Ocon 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 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 Ocon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ocon family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Ocon has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ocon were
Ocon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Natal Ocon, aged 28, originally from Santiago, Argentine, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Vauban" from La Plata, Argentine CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQL-3MN : 6 December 2014), Natal Ocon, 03 Jul 1914; citing departure port La Plata, Argentine, arrival port New York, ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Doroteo Ocon, originally from Panama, Panama, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Calamares" from Port Limon, Costa Rica CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DZ-9M9 : 6 December 2014), Doroteo Ocon, 17 May 1920; citing departure port Port Limon, Costa Rica, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Ocon (post 1700)
- Esteban Ocon (b. 1996), French racing driver who placed 1st in the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship and in the 2015 GP3 Series