Paquin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Paquin family

The surname Paquin was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Paquin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paquin research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1248, 1403, 1529, 1615, 1668, 1669, 1767, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Paquin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paquin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pasquier, Paquier, Paquin, Paquignon, Paquinet, Pâquin, Pasquin, Dupaquier, Dupasquier, Paquereau, Pasquereau, Paquerault and many more.

Early Notables of the Paquin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Étienne Pasquier (1529-1615), French lawyer and man of letters; and the Baron and Duke Pasquier, (1767-1862) French politician. A Councillor in Parliament who was imprisoned during the Terror...
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United States Paquin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paquin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward Paquin, aged 24, originally from Montreal, Canada, who arrived in New York City in 1904 aboard the ship "Trinidad" from Hamilton, Bermuda [1]
  • Michel Paquin, aged 31, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Le Havre, France [2]
  • Cleante Paquin, aged 51, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Le Havre, France [3]
  • Louis Paquin, aged 40, originally from Tunis, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [4]
  • Ephraim Paquin, aged 49, originally from Three Rivers, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [5]

Canada Paquin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paquin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Nicolas Paquin, son of Jean and Renée, who married Marie-Françoise Plante, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 18th November 1676 [6]
Paquin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Paquin, son of Nicolas and Marie-Françoise, who married Thérèse Grosleau, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 13th January 1721 [6]
  • Jean Paquin, son of Nicolas and Marie-Françoise, who married Marguerite Chapelain, daughter of Joseph and Anne, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 4th February 1731 [6]
  • Paul Paquin, son of Nicolas and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Josephte Arcan, daughter of Pierre and Véronique, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 6th May 1737 [6]
  • Louis Paquin, son of Nicolas and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Josephte Le Sieur, daughter of Charles and Marie-Charlotte, in Yamachiche, Quebec on 16th August 1746 [6]
  • Joseph Paquin, son of Nicolas and Thérèse, who married Marguerite Cloutier, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 22nd April 1748 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Paquin (post 1700) +

  • Leo Paquin (1910-1993), American football player
  • Ethan Paquin, American poet
  • Claude Étienne Paquin de Vauzlemont, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]
  • Jeanne Paquin (1869-1936), French fashion designer
  • Anna Helene Paquin (b. 1982), Canadian-born, New Zealand Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress
  • Marie-Thérèse Paquin (1905-1997), Canadian concert pianist and piano professor
  • Maurice Paquin, Franco-Canadian comedian and singer
  • Laurent Paquin (b. 1971), Canadian comedian and radio personality from Quebec
  • Patricia Paquin (b. 1968), Canadian television personality from Quebec


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNM7-RWT : 6 December 2014), Edward Paquin, 13 Jun 1904; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York City, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-82K : 6 December 2014), Michel Paquin, 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-822 : 6 December 2014), Cleante Paquin, 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WT-3ZS : 6 December 2014), Louis Paquin, 21 Aug 1919; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VK-8YM : 6 December 2014), Ephraim Paquin, 01 Jun 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Claude Paquin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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