Where Does The Surname Sabourin Originate From?


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  1. Southern French: Nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor ‘flavor’, ‘taste’ (Old French saveur). The name Sabourin was introduced to England through Huguenot immigration, and from there it may have been brought to North America.
  2. An English family of this name trace their descent from a certain Pierre Sabourin, who arrived in England c.1750 from Saint-Maixent, France, and became a silk weaver in Bethnal Green, London. An earlier immigrant was Aaron Sabourin, recorded in 1682 in the archives of the French Protestant Church, London.

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