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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Voisin was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Voisin Early Origins



The surname Voisin was first found in Languedoc, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Voisin Spelling Variations


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Voisin Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Voisin, some of which include Voisins, Voisin, Voysin, Voisine, Voysins, Voisyn, Voisyns, Voycins, Voicins, Voycine, Voycins, Voicyn, Voicyns, Les Voisins, Les Voisines, Les Voisyns, Les Voycins, Les Voicyns, Les Voycins, Les Voicins, Les Voycines, Le Voisin, Le Voysin, La Voisine, Le Voisyn, Le Voicyn, La Voycine, Vesine, Vésine, Vezine, Vézine, Vézina and many more.

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Voisin Early History


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Voisin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Voisin research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1231, 1345, 1391, 1431, 1440, 1481, 1552, 1417 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Voisin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Voisin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Voisin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Voisin 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Voisin were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Voisin were

Voisin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Voisin, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Pierre Voisin, aged 30, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Pierre Voisin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Jean Pierre Voisin, who settled in Carolina in 1754
  • Abraham Voisin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Voisin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Voisin, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852
  • Martin Voisin, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • Samuel Voisin, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860

Voisin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Madeleine Larcher Voisin, who landed in Canada in 1667

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Contemporary Notables of the name Voisin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Voisin (post 1700)



  • Roger Voisin (1918-2008), American classical trumpeter, "one of the best-known trumpeters in this country"
  • Félix Voisin (1794-1872), French psychiatrist
  • Claire Voisin (b. 1962), French mathematician awarded a Clay Research Award in 2008
  • René Voisin (1893-1952), French trumpeter
  • Gabriel Voisin (1880-1973), French aviation pioneer, eponym of Avions Voisin, a French automobile and The Voisin III, one of the first two-seat bombers
  • Mac Voisin, Canadian businessman and entrepreneur, founder of M&M Meat Shops of Canada
  • Alexandra "Daisy" Voisin (1924-1991), Trinidad and Tobago singer and composer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro fide
Motto Translation: For faith.


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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. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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.
    11. ...

    The Voisin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Voisin 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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