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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, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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)



  • Elizabeth "Beth" Toussaint (b. 1962), American actress, known for Scream 3 (2000), Red Eye (2005) and Savannah (1996) and her role as Ishara Yar in Star Trek Next Generation
  • Dany Gilbert Kiti "Touki" Toussaint (b. 1996), American professional baseball pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization
  • Roger Toussaint (b. 1956), American former President of TWU Local 100
  • Michel'le Denise Toussaint (b. 1970), known mononymously as Michel'le, an American R&B singer and songwriter
  • Fitzgerald Toussaint (b. 1990), American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Allen Toussaint (b. 1938), American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer
  • Allen Toussaint (1938-2015), American musician and songwriter, known for his songs "Fortune Teller", "Working in the Coal Mine"
  • Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853), former slave from the French colony of Saint-Domingue who was brought to America in 1787; he eventually gained his freedom and became a noted philanthropist to the poor of the city
  • Olivier Toussaint, French composer, pop singer, orchestra arranger, company manager, and record producer
  • Jean Joseph Henri Toussaint (1847-1890), French veterinarian
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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