The French name Toupin was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.
Early Origins of the Toupin family
The surname Toupin was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Toupin family
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Toupin Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Toupin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Toupin, Toupie and others.
Early Notables of the Toupin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was many individuals in Canada, such as Eusebe Toupin, who was a pilot in Champlain, Quebec in 1871; Jean Toupin was a farmer in Château-Richer in 1871; Joseph Toupin was a doctor in Saint-Michel-Archange in 1871; Louis Toupin was a farmer in North-Ham in 1871; Trefflé Toupin... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toupin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Toupin family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Toupin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Toupin were
Toupin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Toussaint Toupin, who married in Audouard in 1645
- Marie Toupin married in Trois-Rivières in 1668
- François Toupin married in America in 1675
- Antoine Toupin married in America in 1679
- Jeanne Toupin married in America in 1688
Toupin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Toupin married in Quebec in 1669
- Pierre Toupin-Lapierre married in Quebec in 1670
Toupin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Anne Toupin married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1729
- Alexandre Toupin married in Beauport, Quebec in 1730
- Angélique Toupin married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1773
Contemporary Notables of the name Toupin (post 1700)
- Felix A. Toupin (1886-1965), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island (1923-1925), 16th Mayor of Woonsocket, Rhode Island (1930-1936)
- Robert Toupin (b. 1948), French Canadian actor, known for Martyrs (2008), Histoires d'hiver (1999) and C.H.U.D. (1984)
- Antoine Mercel Toupin (b. 1981), birth name of Antoine Becks, Canadian-born former child actor, musician and DJ, known for Le retour (1996), 2 frères (1999) and Les grands procès (1993)
- Joseph Jean Jacques Toupin (1910-1987), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks (1943-1944)
- Normand Toupin (b. 1933), Canadian former politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the District of Champlain (1970-1976)
- Ferdinand Toupin (1930-2009), French Canadian artist in Terrebonne, Quebec who won numerous prizes and awards for his talents
- Rene Toupin (b. 1934), Canadian former politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1969 to 1977
- Robert Toupin (b. 1949), Canadian former politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Terrebonne (1984-1988)
- Marie-Chantal Toupin (b. 1971), Canadian Juno Award nominated musician who has sold over 300,000 albums in Canada