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."
Early Origins of the Urbain family
The surname Urbain was first found in the Basque
country, in the northern province of Vizcaya.
Early History of the Urbain family
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Urbain Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Urbain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Urbain family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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