My great grandfather came from Canada to Chicago, Illinois,
I moved to Colorado in 1962 USAF.
I looked at the Canada quebec White Pages on internet and their are many pages of Seguin. I went to Paris several times and their whites pages are three-four columns long. Look at USA whitepages and it lists many seguin's and sequin's........ Have fun for research.
Seguin, Mark & Robin From Minnesota
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Subject: Seguin translation
Now we know why you like the Germans so much.
Your name is from a German origin.
This family name is French-Provencal (Provence is an area of the South
of France). This is originally patronymic, it means that it belongs to a
category of names derived from the father's first name, of the first
carrier of this family name. In this case, le name Seguin is exactly
the le same as the French first name Seguin.
In general, the last name Seguin imply that its first carrier was a
descendant of a man which first name was Seguin.
Seguin is from Germanic origin, formed of 2 different elements : the
word "sigi" which means victory, and "wine" which means friend.
so you can simply translate the name Seguin to "victory friend".
The most common variations of the name are Segui, Seguis, and the
forms "diminutives "(which is a French word to say make the name familiar
cute) dinimutives Seguineau, Seguignol and Seguigniol. All this names
originated in the Provence area, in the South of France.
Famous Seguin are: Marc Seguin, French Ingener, born at Annonay
(1786-1875), who invented the suspended bridge (1824), also invented
the tubular boiler ? (1827), also, in the "l'Armorial General Rietstap"
part of the french aristocratic families is registered a Seguin family
which founded it's ancestral "house" at Lyonnays. we also found reference
to a Seguin family at Fores, and an other citizen of Gascogne. the
descendants of this last one founded the "House of Guyenne. More research are in
progress, because the name appears earlier than the data mantionned
in this document. There is a town named Seguin in Texas, it was named to
honor a Colonel Juan Seguin, hero os the Texan revolution. An other
famous Seguin is a french psychiatri Edouard Seguin (1812-1880).