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Racine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the French names to come from that northwestern peninsula of France known as Brittany, Racine is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Brittany. The surname Racine was a also common occupational name for a grower of root vegetables. Interestingly, the name Racine was originally from the Old French word racin, meaning root.

Early Origins of the Racine family


The surname Racine was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Galisson, where they were membrs of the ancient aristocracy of that region.

Early History of the Racine family


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Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1692, 1699, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Racine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Racine Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Racine, including Racine, Racinne, Racina, Racinna, Racineux, Racinet, Racinnet, Racineau, Racinneau, Racineu and many more.

Early Notables of the Racine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Racine family to the New World and Oceana


Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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. 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Racine 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 Racine were

Racine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles and Peter Racine, who settled in New York State in 1775
  • Charles Racine, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Racine, who arrived in New York in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Racine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Toussaint Racine, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Racine, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848

Racine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Racine who arrived in Quebec in 1637 from Normandy

Contemporary Notables of the name Racine (post 1700)


  • Douglas A. Racine (b. 1952), American politician from Vermont
  • Douglas Racine, American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1997- [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bruno Racine (b. 1951), French civil servant and writer
  • Maurice "Moe The Toe" Racine (1937-2018), Canadian CFL placekicker and offensive lineman for the Ottawa Roughriders from Cornwall, Ontario, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014
  • Rober Racine (b. 1956), Canadian Governor-General’s Award recipient for for career excellence in the visual and media arts in 2015
  • Yves Racine (b. 1969), Canadian professional (NHL) ice hockey player
  • Damase Racine (1855-1921), Canadian merchant and politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1905-1921)
  • Dominique Racine (1828-1888), Canadian Roman Catholic priest, Bishop of Chicoutimi (1878-1888)
  • Antoine Racine (1822-1893), Canadian Roman Catholic priest, the 1st Bishop of Sherbrooke (1874-1893)
  • Jean-Paul Racine (b. 1928), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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