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Where did the French Poulin family come from? What is the French Poulin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Poulin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Poulin family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Poulain, Poullain, Pouloun, Pullien, Pullein, De Poullain, De Poulien, Polin, Poulin, Poullin and many more.

First found in Brittany where they were formerly seated in the honor of the seigneurie of Villesalmon.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulin research. Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulin History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gennevieve Poulin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724

Poulin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gestina Poulin settled in Tickle Cove in Newfoundland in 1890


  • Alfred A. Poulin Jr. (1938-1996), American poet, translator, and editor
  • Bernard Aimé Poulin (b. 1945), Canadian portrait painter and author from Windsor Ontario
  • Charles Poulin (b. 1972), Canadian former ice hockey player, CHL Player of the Year (1992)
  • Dave Poulin (b. 1958), Canadian retired NHL hockey player who played from 1982 to 1995
  • Jacques Poulin (b. 1937), Canadian novelist, winner of the Governor General's Award in 1978
  • Joseph-Napoléon Poulin (1821-1892), French Canadian physician and politician in Lower Canada, elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Rouville in 1851
  • Marie-Paule Poulin (b. 1945), Canadian senator and President of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2006 to 2008
  • Patrick Poulin (b. 1973), Canadian retired NHL hockey player who played from 1991 to 2002
  • Kevin Bureau- Poulin (b. 1990), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Marie-Philip Poulin -Nadeau (b. 1991), French Canadian four-time gold and silver medalist ice hockey forward



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  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  11. ...

The Poulin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poulin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 November 2014 at 10:20.

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