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name pronunciation?

name pronunciation?

Gary Seguin (View posts)
Posted: 950797753000
I'm Gary Seguin of Texas, son of Donald
Seguin of NY, who's the son of Peter Seguin
of Canada. I was curious to hear from other
Seguin's and to compare name pronunciation.
Even within our family, there's a lot of
variation and disagreement. Some say
"se-guin" (similar to "penguin"), while
others say "see-guin". Take care.

Gary
Posted: 952679879000
Edited: 1018807099000
Gary, the proper way to say it is similar to this "Say Again" Sey-gain. However you do not complete the n sound. Rather it is kind of nasal sounding. Its hard to describe in writing.

interesting about Donald Seguin

Sheri L. Seguin (View posts)
Posted: 963941240000
My grandfather, father, brother and nephew are all
named Donald R. Seguin. I live in Northern
New York. I have an uncle named Peter Seguin.
We are on the border of Canada (only the St.
Lawrence River divides us). We pronounce our
name "see-gwen" all of us agree upon that.
However, there are varying ways of saying our
name - in Canada and France it's very differ-
ent "seg-en" (from my travels). In Southern
areas, it's even different - the Mexican in-
fluence (Seguin, TX). I have an uncle, Bryan,
who traveled there.

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ann (View posts)
Posted: 1042924235000
Classification: Query
Hi Gary,

I was browsing through my last name and seen your posting about pronuciation. I am from Alpena, MI and the way they pronounce it there is "say-a". My grandparents were from Quebec.

Thanks

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Posted: 1060379363000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1150862291000
In Seguin, TX we say Seh-GEEN

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Posted: 1190249618000
Classification: Bible
Surnames: Ploof,Jubar,Rayano
Mary Seguin and Joseph Norman were in presence of my gggrandparents Abraham and Sarah Jubar-Ploof's marriage ceremony in the state of Vermont on May 17,1858.
Does anyone have Mary in their line? I'm searching for information about my gggrandmother Sarah Ann Jubar.She was an adopted child born in 1840 in Charlotte,Vermont.her last name may have been Rayano.I was wondering if Mary had any information about Sarah.

Please do not email me direct.Thank you.

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Posted: 1190370242000
Classification: Query
I believe I know who Joseph Norman(d) was and Mary Seguin was likely his wife Marie Jeanne-Chantale Seguin. The following note I received from a fellow Seguin researcher some time back may explain why Joseph and Mary had the opportunity to attend your ancestors' wedding. This is the note I have on Joseph Norman:

Joseph Normand has been extremely hard to locate. He was a day laborer at farms and spent much of his time moving his family around in search of work. He was enumerated in the 1860 Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., New York census but subsequently left New York. His family left Madrid, New York prior to 1865 because they were enumerated in the 1865 Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., New York census. It is my belief that the family left New York prior to the start of the Civil War because they felt it was not their fight, nor their country to be involved in the fight. Joseph Normand and his family were enumerated in the 1871 St. Anicet, Huntingdon Co., Québec census. I believe that Joseph Normand and Chantal Sequin stayed in the St. Anicet area until their deaths. Chantal Sequin died in 1875 and her burial record was located in the Ste. Agnes de Dundee parish registers in Huntingdon Co., Québec.

It is possible that Joseph was a neighbor or an employee or a fellow worker of your gg grandparents?

Sorry I have no further information on you Abraham or Sarah.


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Posted: 1205858484000
Classification: Query
The surname Sequin is French and the proper pronunciation is Se gay with a nasal sound on the gay so that it sounds somewhere between a 'y' and an 'n'.

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Posted: 1251486615000
Classification: Query
James: I happened to run across your posting on Joseph Normand and Chantale Seguin. They were my ggg-grandparents and I can give you or the Seguin researcher information about them and especially about their son Louis (gg-grandfather)and his family if you or the researcher is interested.

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Posted: 1270667888000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Seguin
I've also heard it pronounced "say-ah" in south-eastern Ontario (Glengarry), close to Montreal. The most common pronunciation in Ontario generally is "Say Gan", like "pan", but not really pronouncing the "n"). (Kind of like Carl Sagan, but again without quite pronouncing the "n".) That's pretty close to the Quebec pronunciation as well.

I grew up in Toronto and my parents changed the pronunciation to "Seg win", which is how I grew up. A real shame.
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