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The noble Spanish family name Urbain is classified as being of patronymic origin. In this particular instance, the surname Urbain is derived from the Latin personal name "Urbanus," from the Latin term "urbs," meaning "town," "city." The surname Urbain implies that the original bearer of the name had an ancestor of the first name "Urbanus," and thus means "son of Urbanus."

Urbain Early Origins



The surname Urbain was first found in the Basque country, in the northern province of Vizcaya.

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Urbain Spelling Variations


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Urbain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Urbano, Urbana, Urbain and others.

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Urbain Early History


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Urbain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urbain research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1819 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Urbain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urbain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Urbain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urbain 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: Alonso Urbano who settled in Nicaragua in 1561; and Andres Urbano who arrived in New Spain in 1568. Among later settlers were Juan Urbano who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Urbain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Urbain (post 1700)



  • Walter Mathias Urbain (1910-2002), American physicist and food scientist
  • Jacques Urbain, Belgian biologist and professor
  • Georges Urbain (1872-1938), French chemist
  • Achille Urbain (1884-1957), French biologist

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Urbain Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Urbain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Urbain 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 27 June 2014 at 09:21.

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