Sevigny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Sevigny surname is a habitational name taken from a place in Ille-et-Vilaine.

Early Origins of the Sevigny family

The surname Sevigny was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat.

Early History of the Sevigny family

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Sevigny Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sévin, Sévine, Sévigné, Sévnet, Sévnier, Sévne and many more.

Early Notables of the Sevigny family (pre 1700)

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Sevigny Ranking

In the United States, the name Sevigny is the 8,102nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Sevigny is ranked the 446th most popular surname. [2]


United States Sevigny migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sevigny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Wilfred A. Sevigny, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1919

Canada Sevigny migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sevigny Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Julien-Charles Sevigny, son of Gilles and Gillette, who married Margeuerite Rognon, daughter of Michel and Marguerite, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 18th April 1695 [3]
Sevigny Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Sevigny, son of Julien-Charles and Marguerite, who married Marie-Thérèse Morand, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 18th September 1727 [3]
  • Antoine Sevigny, son of Julien-Charles and Marguerite, who married Marie-Françoise Béland, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 10th January 1735 [3]
  • Antoine Sevigny, son of Antoine and Marie-Françoise, who married Marie-Anne Chamoux, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne-Geneviève, in Bécancour, Quebec on 8th January 1759 [3]
  • Augustin Sevigny, son of Antoine and Marie-Françoise, who married Marie Laporte, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Anne, in Saint-Denis, Quebec on 26th October 1767 [3]
Sevigny Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ambroise Leon Sevigny, aged 57, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1915
  • Ambrose Leon Sevigny, aged 59, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Sevigny (post 1700) +

  • Chloë Stevens Sevigny (b. 1974), American actress and Golden Globe award winner
  • Bernard Sévigny, Canadian politician, mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Hon. Pierre Sévigny (1917-2004), Canadian soldier, author, politician, and academic, Associate Defence minister
  • Richard Sevigny (b. 1957), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Albert Sévigny (1881-1961), Canadian lawyer and politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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