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The French surname Tousignant is of baptismal origin, being derived from a name conferred upon a child at the time of christening. In this instance, the surname Tousignant is traceable to the French term "toussaint" or All Saints' Day and would have referred to a child who was born or baptized on that day. All Saint's Day, also called All-Hallow's Day, has been, since ancient times, considered an auspicious time of year, signaling the onset of the Winter.

Tousignant Early Origins



The surname Tousignant was first found in the region of Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where they held lands and estates, signaling their status as prominent French citizens.

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Tousignant Spelling Variations


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Tousignant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toussaint, Tousaint, Toussain, Tousing, Tusing, Tousignant, Toustain, Tousant and many more.

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Tousignant Early History


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Tousignant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tousignant research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1715, 1746, 1772, 1791, 1800, 1802, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Tousignant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tousignant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tousignant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tousignant 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marie Jeanne Toussaint who settled in Quebec in 1670; Christopher Tousing who settled in Maryland in 1673; Catherine Toussaint who arrived in Louisiana in 1719.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tousignant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tousignant (post 1700)



  • Claude Tousignant OC (b. 1932), Canadian artist from Montreal, Quebec
  • Mathieu Tousignant (b. 1989), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Major-General Guy Tousignant CMM, CD (b. 1941), Canadian Force Commander of UNAMIR in August 1994
  • Henri Tousignant (b. 1937), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Luc Tousignant (b. 1958), former Canadian quarterback in the Canadian Football League

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Tousignant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tousignant 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 23 February 2015 at 17:26.

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