Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc
of France, Seguine is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Seguine family
The surname Seguine 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.
Early History of the Seguine family
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Seguine Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Seguine, some of which include Seguin, Seguine, Seguens, Seguenot, Segui, Seguier, Seguins, Seguines and many more.
Early Notables of the Seguine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Seguine family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Seguine were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Seguine were Andrew Seguin settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799; E. Seguin settled in New York State in 1823; B. Seguin settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.
The Seguine 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.