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Updated February 1, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a nickname or personal name composed of the elements tous ‘all’ (plural) + saints ‘saints’. The name was given to someone who was born on All Saints’ Day (1 November), or chosen as an invocation of the protection of all the saints of the calendar.
  • A Toussaint from the Poitou region of France is recorded in Quebec City in 1725.

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