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Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc of France, Seguin is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.

Seguin Early Origins



The surname Seguin was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Reyniès, where they were members of the aristocracy of the region.

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Seguin Spelling Variations


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Seguin 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 Seguin, including Seguin, Seguine, Seguens, Seguenot, Segui, Seguier, Seguins, Seguines and many more.

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Seguin Early History


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Seguin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seguin research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1844, 1767, 1835, 1588, 1672, 1786 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Seguin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Seguin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seguin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Seguin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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 Seguin 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 Seguin were

Seguin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Seguin settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799

Seguin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Seguin settled in New York State in 1823
  • Maria Manuel Seguin, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Maria Manuela Seguin, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Pedro Seguin, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1841
  • B. Seguin settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Seguin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Seguin settled in Quebec in 1665 from Ile-de-France
  • Francois Seguin, who landed in Canada in 1672

Seguin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Seguin settled in Quebec in 1734 also from Ile-de-France

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seguin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Seguin (post 1700)



  • Juan Nepomucena Seguin (1806-1890), American politician, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, 1841, 1841-42
  • Marc Seguin (1786-1875), French engineer, inventor of the wire-cable suspension bridge and the multi-tubular steam-engine boiler
  • Albert Seguin (1891-1979), French Olympic gold medalist gymnast
  • Edouard Seguin (1812-1880), French physician
  • Steven Joseph Seguin (b. 1964), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Fernand Seguin CC, OQ (1922-1988), Canadian biochemist, professor and host of science programs on radio and television
  • Daniel "Dan" Seguin (b. 1948), Canadian NHL ice hockey player

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola salus servire Deo
Motto Translation: The only safe course is to serve God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Seguin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seguin 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 2016 at 22:17.

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