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The French surname Toussaint is of baptismal origin, being derived from a name conferred upon a child at the time of christening. In this instance, the surname Toussaint 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.

Toussaint Early Origins



The surname Toussaint 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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Toussaint Spelling Variations


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Toussaint Spelling Variations



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

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Toussaint Early History


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Toussaint Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toussaint 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 Toussaint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toussaint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toussaint Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toussaint 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 were:

Toussaint Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Toussaint who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Margretha Toussaint who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763

Toussaint Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaak Toussaint, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Adele Toussaint who arrived in New York City in 1857

Toussaint Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marie Jeanne Toussaint who settled in Quebec in 1670

Toussaint Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Toussaint, who landed in Canada in 1714

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toussaint (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toussaint (post 1700)



  • Allen Toussaint (1938-2015), American musician and songwriter, known for his songs "Fortune Teller", "Working in the Coal Mine"
  • Beth Toussaint (b. 1962), American actress
  • Jean François Toussaint, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Albert Toussaint (1906-1982), member of the French resistance during WWII
  • Jean Toussaint (b. 1960), British jazz tenor saxophonist
  • Eugenio Toussaint (1954-2011), Mexican composer
  • Lorraine Toussaint (b. 1960), television actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Toussaint Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toussaint 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 10 November 2015 at 08:28.

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