Seguin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
"Many of this name are to be met with in the Hundred Rolls of the time of Edward I. About 1272, Alan Segeyn, Segin, or Segyn, with John, Robert, and Agnes, Robert's daughter, held in Kent: Hugh in Oxon; Richard Segrim or Segin both there and in Lincoln; and Elias Walter, Henry, and Roger Segrim in Bucks." 
Early Origins of the Seguin family
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.
By the 13th century they had branched north into Gascogne and Guyenne. They also branched to the east to the Franche-Comté where they held a family seat at Jallerange, and Bourgogne.
In Dauphiné they were elevated to the Marquis de Cabassole in the year 1844 after the French Revolution. Amand Seguin was a celebrated French industrial chemist, 1767-1835. Séguier is the name of a French family of magistrates of whom Pierre, 1588-1672, became a chancellor of France.
Jean Seguin, son of Jacques and Jeanne, arrived in New France from Normandy around the year 1669. He married Lucrece Bellot on 26th August 1669 and together they had five children, three of which were sons. 
Early History of the Seguin family
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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.
Early Notables of the Seguin family (pre 1700)
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Seguin World Ranking
In the United States, the name Seguin is the 12,325th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Canada, the name Seguin is ranked the 242nd most popular surname with an estimated 16,743 people with that name.  And in Quebec, Canada, the name Seguin is the 143rd popular surname.  France ranks Seguin as 316th with 12,712 people. 
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 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
Seguin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Seguin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Seguin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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.