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Acadian Family Names

The following list consists of the names of all families, including those of couples who left no surviving descendants, who resided in continental Acadia between 1700 and 1755. These are all the families known to us who were (or, who might have been) among the approximately 13,000 Acadians involved in the Dispersion, whether deported or displaced in that tragic occurrence.

Such a list cannot but be incomplete, due to the loss during Dispersion or subsequently of a substantial number of the documentary sources that would normally identify the individuals who made up the Acadian population throughout the half century. Particularly significant is the absence of census records for Acadia after 1714. Researchers have been able to reconstruct parts of the population of the colony through consultation of surviving parish records, but recourse to a wide variety of other sources has been, and as research goes on , continues to be necessary, to fill-in gaps in our knowledge. Such families, especially those who only settled in Acadia in the last quarter century before the disaster of 1755, are only identified as Acadians by documents concerning the exiles in Québec, France, the British American colonies, the West Indies, French Guyana or Louisiana. Many of these documents are just now coming to light, due to the assiduous searching of certain descendants determined to trace their Acadian connections. In some cases it is nonetheless still quite difficult to determine whether the family name actually would have been known in Acadia, or whether it only was added to the roster of Acadians during the long years of wandering in exile.

It must be noted that this list (found in the section "Those Who Disappeared" below), includes the names of only those families who were part of the civilian population of Acadia, those of the families of the military who left long before the Depression in 1710 having been intentionally.

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The origin of our Acadian families, especially the oldest and largest among them, are but little known. For the entire period for which Acadia was colonized, only two passenger lists dating from 1636 and 1641, and one church register covering the years 1679 to 1686, are available to us. Our censuses, beginning in 1671, permit us to reconstruct the first three or four generations of each of our principal families, but they provide no information, contrary to the censuses of Plaisance and some later enumeration, for example, regarding origins, except in very exceptional instances. For genealogical purposes the absence for the early period of the records of marriages, or marriage contracts which normally form the most reliable sources of such information, is the chief difficulty one encounters. The marriages recorded at Port-Royal from 1702, at Grand-Pré from 1707, and Beaubassin from 1712, provide us with some samples of what we would find if all the registers had survived. Unfortunately, none of these three parishes just named, had all of its records and no registers survived at all for Cobeguit, the two churches at Pisiquit, the Rivière-aux-Canards, Chipoudy, the Pointe-de-Beauséjour, Tintamarre, Chebogue, or any of the lesser missions of old Acadia. Of course most Acadian families are of French origin. Even in the case of those for no precise origin is known, proof of this is given in many instances, by the Déclarations of the Acadians settled on Belle-Ile-en-Mer, wherein a substantial number of the first ancestors to live in Acadia, are uniformly described as "having come from France" (for example, Babin, Blanchard, Daigre, Dupuis, Terriot).

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Nevertheless, the exceptions to this rule are perhaps more interesting than those conforming to the norm. Among these exceptional families of Basque origin (Arosteguy, Bastarache, Ozelet) as well as one that is Spanish (Gousman) and two that are Portuguese (Mirande, Rodrigue). There are also several Irish families (Caissy/Casey, Guénard/Gainer, Long, Onel/O'Neale), three English (Druce, Granger, Hensaule/Henshaw), one Scottish (Jeanson/Johnson), one Flemish (Pitre), one from the Channel Islands (Semer), and even one from Croatia (Mathieu). It is also interesting to note that at least two families that may not seem to be French (Egan, Melanson) are nonetheless, of proven French origin!

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A number of names on the list would be immediately recognized as Acadian names everywhere Acadians have settled. These included the names of the families with the most numerous descendants such as the
LeBlanc's, the Landry's, the Hebert's, the Boudrot's and the Richard's. These families are of course quite important on a statistical basis. There also appear on the list, the names of a number of families whose members played extraordinary roles in Acadian history. Besides the families of the hereditary nobility, or the seigneurial class (d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin, D'Amours, Denys, Le Borgne de Bélisle, LeNeuf de La Vallière, Mius d'Entremont and Turgis de Saint-Étienne de la Tour), who bring a certain amount of blue, even royal blood into the veins of some Acadians, there are families of the corsairs (Guyon, Maisonnat, Morpain), those of the heroes of the resistance against the British (Broussard, Maillet), as well as those of several victims of the French Revolution (Granger, Le Prince).

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Nicknames ("Dit" Names)

Even the casual observer will notice that a substantial number of these Acadian families bore one or more nicknames. Some among these suggest that probable origins of the families, such as Amirault dit Tourangeau, Cellier dit Normand, Deveau dit Dauphiné, Duon dit Lyonnais, Guillot dit Langevin, Le Jeune dit Briard, Levron dit Nantois, Orillon dit Champagne, Préjean dit Le Breton and so on. These nicknames provide only clues to the origins of some families where such origins cannot otherwise be documented, but conversely, narrow-down the field of possible origins of the original seventeenth century recruits, since such nicknames would make little sense unless referring to something distinctive about these families.

Other nicknames betray the military past of the family's founder. For a substantial period during which no official efforts were made to attract new colonists, most of the new settlers in Acadia were former soldiers whose years of service were sufficient to permit their retirement and marriage to local girls. In the case of Berrier dit Machefer, Bonnevie dit Beaumont, Creysac dit Toulouse, Garceau dit Tranchemontagne, La Lande dit Bonappetit, Léger dit La Rozette, Marchand dit Poitiers and a few others, documentary evidence of military service exists. In the case of several others, including LeBert dit Jolycoeur, Lord dit La Montagne, Mazerolle dit Saint-Louis and Richard dit Sansoucy, the sort of nickname borne by the family bespeaks a military background, even in the absence of proof.

A relatively uncommon Christian name might also be perpetuated as a replacement for the original family name. Thus the Brasseurs were called Mathieu; the Caissys, Roger; the Henrys, Robert; and the Vigreaus, Maurice, from the given name of the first ancestor of each line. In other cases, a branch of a large family might adopt the first name of the founder of the branch in place of the family name, to distinguish itself from other branches of the same clan (Hébert dit Manuel, Pitre dit Marc, Vincent dit Clément), or the descendants of one family might employ their ancestor's given name in the same way, to set themselves apart from another family with the same last name (Martin dit Barnabé).

As posted on Facebook, July 2011, by Ribin Heider: The "Dit name" in North America has it's roots in the military tradition of the French army of regimental anonymity. French recruits were given their official "Dit name" upon acceptance into a regimental group. For the period of enlistment, they were known almost exclusively by these names. Their pay, orders and administration were all issued via these names. One purpose of the names was to separate the recruit from his civilian past and create of the military, his family and sole society. The names did not vary from regiment to regiment very much, the net result being that Lafontaine and Martel families as well as Lajeunesse and Esprit families do not not necessarily share any familial relationship outside the military. As the regiments disbanded in North America, they were often enticed to stay and put down roots. Land grants to these ex-marines and infantry men, were granted under the direction of the war office and so, were granted in military fashion to Paul Richard Dit Martel . Thus these 'nom de guerres' became legal name in the civil law of New France. As soldiers would be disbanded in groups and civil defense (militia) groups were formed, this tradition would be reinforced in the social fabrique of the towns and villages and seigneurial organization of the colonies. Name sake sons, often felt the need to assert separate identities from their father's military ones and so would adopt nicknames or were given them, so that differentiation would be easier. Le Breton, St Seine, and St Pierre are all examples of names of differentiation that were affixed to common names, to separate non-related family groups who hailed from different regions. Le Gros, Lejeune , Le Petit, Le Grand were used to separate namesakes within families. As many of you have noted it took nearly a hundred years of settlement before the colonist began using names other-than the small groups of accepted Sts names.

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Some nicknames reflect the ancestor's occupation. Thus the descendants of the blacksmith Thomas Sauvage, came to be known as the Forgeron family, while those of the butcher André Simon, called themselves Bouchers. In other cases, the nickname was most likely suggested by the ancestor's occupation, but documentary evidence of the latter is lacking (Calvé and Guérin, both dit Laforge).

Over all, the list includes the names of families whose members occupied a wide spectrum of social and economic levels, from the upholders of justice (Boudrot, Desgoutins) down to those who appear to have come here to evade its execution (Denis, Mangeant dit Saint-Germain, Sauvage dit Forgeron, Serreau de Saint-Aubin).

 

Those Who Disappeared

Nearly three-fourths of the families whose names comprise this list did not reappear in Acadia after the Dispersion (1755). Of these, a certain number disappeared naturally either because the couple in question had no surviving children at all (Gisé, Lambourt, Poupart, Racois for example), or at least no surviving sons (Belou, Bézier, Flan, Forton, Gadrau, Gentil, Gouzille, LeJuge and so forth). Others perished as a direct result of their deportation (Apart, Froiquingont, Oudy, Tillard), especially in group disasters such as shipwrecks and epidemics. Other families saw their numbers drastically reduced in these tragedies, but were not entirely extinguished (Arcement, La Vache, Le Prieur).

Certain families survived and even flourished in the new Acadia into which they were eventually transplanted, but their names came to be found only in those areas, and may consequently appear to be somewhat alien to Acadians from other regions. Among the names that persist only among the Cajuns in Louisiana, are Arcement, Gravois, Heusé/Usé, Hugon, Mouton and Naquin. Only in Québec does one find Fontaine, Garceau, Gourdeau, Grandmaison, Héon, Long, Lord, Lucas, Messaguay, Poitevin, Rousse and Saindon. The Cloistre, Orillon dit Champagne and Part families, carry on in both Louisiana and Québec, but not in Acadia. Marcadet and Pugnant dit Destouches persisted in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon until the Napoleonic Wars. Even in Acadia itself, certain families re-established themselves only in certain areas. The Bugeauds were thus only to be found on Chaleurs Bay. The Bastarache dit Basque family survived only in New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia. The Bruns were almost exclusively in southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia. The Caissys and the Guéguens became distinctly New Brunswick Acadians too, although a few spread from there into other provinces. Many Acadians from New Brunswick think of Boutin, Forgeron, Marchand, Martel and Samson, as French-Canadian names and the Acadians of the first, fourth and fifth families just named, can indeed trace their ancestry back to Québec, but these are also the names of important Acadian families in southern Cape Breton. Amirault (Mius) d'Entremont and Moulaison, are concentrated in western Nova Scotia. Corporon, DeCoste (formerly Coste), Poitier (or Pothier) and Trahan, are also names that could only be found in Nova Scotia (immediately) after the Dispersion. Although there appears to be few Potier/Pothier's now living in Louisiana, many Trahan's now reside there (including by friends, Ray Trahan and his wife Brenda Comeaux-Trahan, Director of the Acadian Memorial Museum in St. Martinville, Louisiana). Similarly, mention of Bernard, Buote, or Longuépée families in a genealogy, necessarily means that the Acadians of Prince Edward Island, must be involved in the lineage.

A few families dropped out of sight because they apparently chose to remain in exile. The Bodard, Boisseau and Célestin dit Bellemère families, come to mind in this regard. Branches of some well-known widespread Acadian families, stayed in certain British American colonies, but they changed or modified their names. There were Acadians named Doiron, Dupuis and LeBlanc in Maryland, but they became Gold, Wells and White. In Pennsylvania, some Trahans became Strahans. Further south in the Carolinas, Lanoue became Lanneau, while Deschamps was transformed into Dishongh. Turcots, who were refugees in Québec, crossed over into New York where they they changed to Tarkets. A Michel family in Connecticut, began using the name Mitchell and across the state line in Massachusetts, Dugas changed to Dugar and Robichaud to Robertshaw. Three generations later, innumerable name changes resulted from Acadian emigration to New England. In this second dispersion, Benoit became Bennett; Bourg, Burke; Doiron, Durant; Fougère, Frazier; Hébert, Hubert; Langlois, Langley; LeJeune, Young; Petitpas, Pitts; Pitre, Peters; Poirier, Perry; Roy, King; and Vigneau, Veno.

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The list of Acadian family names, provide the careful reader with some interesting and valuable insights into Acadian history. The small tragedies of normal human existence and the over-overwhelming tragedies of the Acadian Diaspora, have left their marks on this list, to the extent that any present-day Acadian, from any area, will find but few familiar names here; the others were scattered to far-off destinations, or destroyed altogether, through the dangers and hardships of the great trauma inflicted on our people. In a way, the following list stands as a tribute and a monument to them. For after two centuries, we still strive to preserve the memory of those who suffered the loss of their property, their country and even their lives... because of their loyalty to their ideals and faith.

 

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The above-noted was written by Stephen White for Parks Canada and permission to reproduce provided me by Stephen, as well as Portage Technologies Inc., producers of "The Acadia CD-ROM". I am also grateful to Parks Canada for allowing reproduction.

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As posted on the "Acadian and Cajun Genealogy, History, Culture and Music" Facebook Group, July 2011, by Robin Heider:

The "Dit name" & "Nom de Guerre" in North America has it's roots in the military tradition of the French army of regimental anonymity. French recruits were given their official "Dit name" upon acceptance into a regimental group. For the period of enlistment, they were known almost exclusively by these names. Their pay, orders and administration were all issued via these names. One purpose of the names was to separate the recruit from his civilian past and create of the military, his family and sole society. The names did not vary from regiment to regiment very much, the net result being that Lafontaine and Martel families as well as Lajeunesse and Esprit families do not not necessarily share any familial relationship outside the military. As the regiments disbanded in North America, they were often enticed to stay and put down roots. Land grants to these ex-marines and infantry men, were granted under the direction of the war office and so, were granted in military fashion to Paul Richard Dit Martel . Thus these 'nom de guerres' became legal name in the civil law of New France. As soldiers would be disbanded in groups and civil defense (militia) groups were formed, this tradition would be reinforced in the social fabrique of the towns and villages and seigneurial organization of the colonies. Name sake sons, often felt the need to assert separate identities from their father's military ones and so would adopt nicknames or were given them, so that differentiation would be easier. Le Breton, St Seine, and St Pierre are all examples of names of differentiation that were affixed to common names, to separate non-related family groups who hailed from different regions. Le Gros, Lejeune, Le Petit, Le Grand, were used to separate namesakes within families. As many of you have noted it took nearly a hundred years of settlement before the colonist began using names other-than the small groups of accepted Sts names.

 

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FAMILY NAMES AND NICKNAMES IN COLONIAL QUÉBEC

Introduction

The inhabitants of the Saint Lawrence Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries were subject to the laws and customs of France. Each of them had a family name and a given name. Children had the family name of their father. Married women kept their family name from birth, on official documents, although they were commonly known by their husband’s family name. For instance, after Jeanne Marie-Louise Gagné married Guillaume-François Baret, she was listed as “Jeanne Gagné” on the baptismal certificates of her children, but was known as “Madame Baret” to her neighbors.

Though the practice of handing on family names from one generation to the next is helpful for genealogists, there are some problems. First, there are many variations for some names, for several reasons. Most colonists in early Québec were unable to read and write, or even of signing their names. Even for the literate, spelling was not standardized. Priests and notaries, charged with recording vital statistics, wrote the names as they heard them. For instance, Guillaume Baret’s family name might also be written Barette or Barrette, and Jeanne Gagné’s family name might be also be written Gagnier or Gasnier. Another factor for those who decipher colonial documents is that the data can be difficult to read because some letters such as m, n, r, and u are easily confused in handwriting. And, of course, there are the inevitable “transcription errors” made by the person who entered the data. For instance, a priest who served in the same parish for two or three decades might write the family name of the bride’s grandmother instead of that of her mother in the marriage register, or the name of another brother of the baby’s father instead of the name of the actual godfather.

Another problem concerns the use of “dit” names, so called because they are introduced by the French word “dit’ (called). “Dit” names have many origins. Many were originally the “nom de guerre” adopted by the troops in a specific military company. The name “Lafleur” is the most common of the “noms de guerre”, associated with about 220 family names. There are nicknames associated with a physical characteristic, as “Legrand” or with a place of origin, as “Normand”, or the location of a property, as “Lapointe”. In some cases, the mother’s family name is associated with the father’s, as Jacques Couillard dit Després. As for our exemplar couple, the husband has a dit name: Guillaume-François Baret dit Courville, while his spouse is known simply as Jeanne Marie-Louise Gagné. Their granddaughter Marie-Josephe, spouse of Pierre-Amable Baret dit Courville is known sometimes as “Marie-Josephe Gagné”, sometimes as “Marie-Josephe Catin”. But that, as they say, is another story!

Introduction composed by Fr. John L. Sullivan - owentagart@aol.com

 

The List (below)

The list is presented in three parallel columns. The column on the left (first column) contains an alphabetical list of Quebec surnames (family names), as found in sources such as baptismal and marriage registers and in repertories such as Jette, PRDH and Laforest. The center column (second column) contains spelling variations of the name in the first column, and only of that name.

The column on the right (third column) contains "dit" names for the name on the left, and only for that name. Spelling variations and "dit" names for the names on the right will be found where each of these names appears in the column on the left (first column). If a particular family name does not have any spelling variations nor any dit names, that will be noted in the respective columns.

List prepared by Fr. John L. Sullivan and Diane Paré Szabo dianeszabo@comcast.net

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

NAME

SPELLING VARIATIONS

“DIT” NAMES

Abel

Abel, Abelle, Habel, Habele, Habelle

Barbe, Benoit, Capel, Desjardins

Abraham

Abraham,Abram, Abran, Habraham, Habran

Cedula, Courville, Desmarais, Langevin, Pedrement

Achee

Aché, Achée, Haché, Hachée, Harché, Harchey

Chaveneau, Gallant, Hélot

Adam

Adam, Adame, Adams, Adan

Labranche, Laramée, Ledoux, Neuville

Alain

Alain, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allen, Allin, Halin, Hélène

Bissonnet, Fugère

Alarie

Alarie,Alary, Grandalary, Grantalarie, Halari, Halarie, Halary, Lary

Lafleur, Laramée, Legrand

Albert

Alber, Albert, Allebert, Halbert

Beaulieu, Lafontaine, Laroche, Perot, St-Aignan, St-Vincent

Alexandre

Alescendre, Alexandre

Bleau, Laliberté, Raux, St-Pierre

Allain

Alain, Alin, Allain, Halain, Halin

Briere, Dudemaine

Allaire

Alair, Alaire, Aler, Alere, Allair, Allaire, Aller, Halaire, Halere, Hallaire

Baril, Barrière, Labarre, Lart, Lavergne, Longpré

Allard

Alard, Allard, Allart, Halard, Hallard

Bary, Lavergne, Longpré, Méry

Amboise

Amboise, Damboise, Dambroise

Bergeron

Amiot

Amiault, Amiot, Amiotte, Amyot

Bocage, Hautmény, Larpinière, Lincour, Neuville, Villeneuve, Vincelot

Amirault

Amireau, Amireault, Mero, Miraud, Mirau, Miraux, Mireau, Mireault, Moreau

Delaboutonnière, Tourangeau

Amyot

Amiault, Amiot, Amiotte, Amyot

Bocage, Larpinière, Villeneuve

Arceneault

Arceneau, Arcenault, Arcenaux, Arceneau, Arsenau, Arsenault, Arsenaut, Arseneaut, Arseneaux

Deshaies, Joson, Quointino

Archambault

Archambau, Archambaud, Archambaux, Archambeau, Archambeault, Archambaux, Arshambo, Archampbeault

Gervais, Guibord, Janot, Sédilot, St-Martin

Arsenault

Arceneau, Arcenault, Arcenaux, Arceneau, Arsenau, Arsenault, Arsenaut, Arseneaut, Arseneaux

Deshaies, Joson, Quointino

Aubert

Auber, Aubert, Haubert, Hobert, Obert

DeGaspé, DelaChenaye, Duforillon, Forillon, Lachesnaye, Latousche

Aucoin

Aucoin, Coin, Ocoin, Wedge

No dit names listed

Ayot

Ahiot, Aillot, Aiot, Ayotte, Hayot

Baril, Godin, Houle, Lefebvre, Préville, St-Laurent

Babin

Babain, Babin

Cyr, Desaulniers, Deslauriers, Trottier

Barbe

Barbay, Barbe, Barbes, Barbet

Abel, Harel, Laforge, Lafortune

Barbeau

Barbau, Barbault, Barbeau, Barbo, Barbot

Boisdoré, Potvin

Baret

Baret, Barette, Barrette

Courville, Laroche, Rocheleau

Baron

Baron, Barron, Lebaron

Auger, Lupien

Barre

Bare, Baree, Barre

Jean

Barriault

Bariau, Bariault, Barieau, Barillault, Barrillaut, Barillon, Barillot, Bario, Barrio

Boisvert, Laforest, Lamarche, Potvin, Thibodeau

Barthelemy

Bartelemy, Barthelemi, Barthelemy, Berthelemy

Dauphin, David, Rosa, Rose

Baubien

Baubien, Beaubien

Desaulniers, Lariviere, Trottier

Baudin

Baudin, Beaudin, Bodin

Desjardins, Rochefort

Baudoin

Baudoin, Baudouin, Beaudoin, Beaudouin, Bodoin, Bodouin, Bowdoin

Lapommerais

Baudreau

Baudereau, Baudrau, Baudrault, Baudreau, Baudriau, Baudrio, Baudro, Beaudreau, Beaudro, Bodreau

Graveline, Labonté

Beaubien

Baubien, Beaubien

Desaulniers, Lariviere, Trottier

Beauchemin

Beauchemain, Beauchemin

Hus, Millet, Petit, Pinard, Raiche

Beaudet

Baudet, Beaudet, Bodet, Bodette, Boudet

Ducap, Postel

Beaudin

Baudin, Beaudin, Bodin

Desjardins, Rochefort

Beaudoin

Baudoin, Baudouin, Beaudoin, Beaudouin, Bodoin, Bodouin, Bowdoin

Lapommerais

Beaudreau

Baudereau, Baudrau, Baudrault, Baudreau, Baudriau, Baudrio, Baudro, Beaudreau, Beaudro, Bodreau

Graveline, Labonté

Beaulieu

Baulieu, Baulieux, Beaulieu, Beaulieux

Albert, Bertrand, Diercé, Gourdeau, Hudon, Lebel, Martin, Montpellier, Philippe

Beaumont

Beaumon, Beaumont

Couillard, Hébert, Pistolet

Beausoleil

Beausoleil, Bosoleil

Angard, Crespin, Guillemot, Malboeuf, Normandin, Rousseau, Sylvestre

Bechard

Bechar, Bechard

Granville

Belanger

Belangé, Belanger, Belenger, Bellangé, Bellanger, Bellenger

Bonsecours, Brisson, Delienne, Michand, St-Jean

Belisle

Belisle, Bellisle

Chevrefils, Gagnon, Germain, Goguet, Goyer, Lefebvre, Levasseur, Rotureau

Bellefeuille

Belfeuille, Bellefeuille

Lefebvre, Poiriau, Poirier, Rivard

Bellefleur

Belfleur, Bellefleur, Bellefleure

Asselin, Bonneville, Gaté, Gordiena, Remy

Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine, Bellefontenne

Fortin

Bellerive

Bellerive, Bellerives, Bellesrives

Couture, Crevier

Benoit

Benois, Benoist, Benoit

Abel, Labonté, Laforest, Laguerre, Livernois

Berger

Bergé, Berger

Bernard, Rougeau

Bergeron

Bargeron, Bergeon, Bergeron, Berjeron

Damboise, Philibert

Bernard

Bernar, Bernard

Berger, Brouillet, Fontaine, Hinse, Jolicoeur, Lajoie, Lariviere

Bernier

Barnier, Bernié, Bernier, Brenier

Dauphin, Jean de Paris, Lamarzelle, Rigaud, Verbois

Berthiaume

Barthiaume, Bertaume, Berthaume, Bertheaume, Berthiaume, Berthiome, Bertiaume, Bertiome

Geoffroy, Godin, Lafosse, Noel, Pelletier

Bertrand

Bartrand, Berterand, Bertran, Bertrand, Bertrant

Beaulieu, Desrochers, Durocher, Lafleur, St-Arnaud, Toulouse

Bérubé

Berrubay, Bérubé

Aubé, Choret, Levesque

Bilodeau

Bilaudau, Bilaudeau, Bilaudeaux, Bilaudo, Bileaudeau, Billaudeau, Billodeau, Billodo, Bilodau, Bilodeau, Bilodo, Bilodos

Guerard, Valliere

Blain

Blain, Blein, Blin

Belair, Bienvenu, Blais, Lajeunesse, Lavigne, Lefebvre

Blais

Blais, Blay, Bled

Belair, Bienvenu, Blais, Lajeunesse, Lavigne, Lefebvre

Blanchard

Blanchar, Blanchard, Blanchart

Berrichon, Larose, Renaud, Turenne

Blanchet

Blanchet, Blanchette

Laforest

Blondin

Blondain, Blondin

Avon, Berneche, Bilmer, Bonneau, Lapierre, Leclerc

Blouin

Beloin, Belouin, Bloin, Blouin

Laviolette, Nantel

Bocage

Beaucage, Bocage

Baillargeon

Boileau

Boilau, Boileau, Boisleau

Richeboug, Seney

Bois

Bois, Boy

Berthelot, Mignier

Boisclair

Boisclair, Boisclaire

Beriault, Enouille, Maillot

Boisjoly

Boisjoli, Boisjoly

Grivaud, Leonard, Lienard

Boivin

Boisvin, Boivin

Dufresne

Bolduc

Bolduc, Bolducq

Bouchard, Despres, Germain, Guérin, Talon

Bonenfant

Bonenfant, Bonnenfant

Benard, Bernard

Bonsecours

Bonsecour, Bonsecours

Belanger, Carrier, Fauteux

Bordeleau

Bordelau, Bordeleau, Bourdeleau

Lafrance

Bossé

Boce, Bosce, Bosse

Belhumeur, Genereux, Marier

Bouchard

Bouchar, Bouchard, Bouchart

Belleville, Dorval, Ouellet, Saucier, St-Pierre, Vallee

Boucher

Bouché, Boucher, Bouchez

Barbel, Belleville, De Boucherville, De Grosbois, De Labroquerie, Delabruere, Demontbrun, De Niverville, Denois, Desrosiers

Boudrias

Baudria, Baudrias, Beaudria, Bodria, Boudria, Boudrias

Baraslou, Labonté, Plumereau

Boudreau

Boudrau, Boudraut, Boudreau, Boudro, Boudrot, Boudreaux, Boudraux

Granville

Boulanger

Boulangé, Boulanger, Leboulanger, Leboullanger

Lefebvre, St-Pierre

Boulay

Boulai, Boulait, Boulay, Boulé, Boulet, Boulette, Boullé, Boullet

Leboeuf, Martin

Bourbeau

Borbeau, Bourbau, Bourbaut, Bourbeau, Bourbeaux

Beauchesne, Carignan, Lacroix, Verville

Bourbonnais

Bourbonais, Bourbonnais, Bourbonnois, Bourbonois

Brunet, Joyal

Bourbonnière

Bourbonier, Bourboniere, Bourbonnier, Bourbonniere

Beaudry, Gaudry

Bourdon

Bourdon, Bourdont

Dombour

Bourg

Bourc, Bourg, Bourgue, Bourk, Bourque

Lachapelle

Bourgault

Bourgau, Bourgault, Bourgaut, Bourgos, Bourgot

Lacroix

Bourgeois

Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourjois

Bercas, Gregoire, Laverdure

Bourgouin

Bourgoin, Bourgouin

Bourguinon, Leveille

Boulet

Boulai, Boulait, Boulay, Boulé, Boulet, Boulette, Boullé, Boullet

Leboeuf, Martin

Bousquet

Bosquet, Bousquest, Bousquet

Archambault, Brodeur, Desmarais, Larose

Bouvier

Bouvié, Bouvier, Bouviers

Godin, Hudon, Laplante

Brabant

Braban, Brabant, Breban, Brebant

Lamothe, Lecompte

Brassard

Brassar, Brassard, Brassart

Bordet, Deschaineaux, Duchesnau, Pilotte

Brasseur

Brasseur, Brasseux

Duhamel

Brault

Brau, Braud, Brault, Breau, Breault, Bro, Brod, Bros, Brost, Brox

Barreau, Lafleur, Lafreniere, Pominville

Brazeau

Brasau, Brasault, Braseau, Braso, Brasot, Brasseau, Brazau, Brazeau. Brazo, Brazot

Acadien, Cadien, Deslauriers, Duhamel, Gaudet, Langevin, Laniel

Brien

Brien, Bryen

Desrochers, Desroches, Durocher, Lapierre, Laroche

Briere

Briere, Bryer, Bryere, Labriere

Alain, Normand

Brisson

Bresson, Brison, Brisson

Bastien, Belanger, Dutilly, Laroche

Brodeur

Brodeur, Lebrodeur

Bousquet, Lavigne

Brossard

Brosard, Brossar, Brossard, Brossart, Broussard

Duchesneau, Lafontaine, Langevin, Pontoise

Brosseau

Broseau, Brossau, Brosseau, Brosso

Deslauriers, Lafleur, Laverdure, St-Jean

Brousseau

Brouseau, Broussau, Brousseau, Brousseaux, Bruseau, Brusseau

Lafleur

Brun

Brun, Lebrun

Carrier, Duplessis, Laforet, Laroque, St-Antoine

Bruneau

Brunau, Brunault, Bruneau, Bruno

Jolicoeur, Laviolette, Petit

Brunet

Brune, Brunet, Brunette

Belhumeur, Bourbonnais, Dauphin, Lasabloniere, Létang

Cahouet

Cahouet, Cahouette, Caouet, Caouete, Caouette

Breton, Deschamps, Lavallee

Campeau

Campau, Campaut, Campeau, Campo, Campos, Campost, Campot

Bondy, Chevalier, Jacquet, Labonté, Lefebvre, Mézière

Canac

Canac, Canaque

Bourg, Couture, Marquis

Caouette

Cahouet, Cahouette, Caouet, Caouete, Caouette

Breton, Deschamps, Lagacé

Carbonneau

Carbonau, Carboneau, Carboneaux, Carbonnau, Carbonneau, Carbonneaux, Carbono

Provençal

Cardinal

Cardinal, Cardinale, Cardinau

Boutin, Chevalier, L’Heureux, Leroux, Renaud, Theriault

Carignan

Carignan, Carignant, Carignian, De Carignan

Bénard, Bourbeau, Duclos

Caron

Carron, Caron

Deschamps, Desruisseaux, Dussault, Gauthier, Latulippe, Laviolette, Verret, Vidal

Carpentier

Carpantier, Carpentié, Carpentier

Bailly, Lyonnais, Noel

Carrier

Carié, Carier, Cariere, Carrié, Carrier, Carrière

Jamme, Lebrun

Cartier

Cartié, Cartier, Quartier

Lafrance, Langevin, Larose

Casavant

Casavan, Casavent, Cazavan, Cazavant, Cazavent

Ladebauche

Casse

Casse, Cassee, Lacasse

St-Aubin

Castonguay

Castongay, Castonguay, Castongue, Gastongay, Gastonguay

Guay

Catherine

No spelling variations listed

André, Bélanger

Chambeau

Chambaud, Chambeau

Fleury, Lemire

Chamberlan

Chambellan, Chamberlan, Chamberland, Chamberlang, Champerlant, Chambrelan, Chambreland, Chambrelant

Charon, Deschamps, Levasseur, Levesque

Champagne

Champagne, Champaigne

Andegrave, Aubin, Beaugrand, Dupré, Fontenelle, Foureur, Fugère, Gouin, Henault, Lalanne, Lambert, Laplante, Magnan, Orion, Rémy, St-Martin, Sylvestre, Tareau

Chantal

Chantail, Chantal, Chantale

Lafleur

Chapelain

Chapelain, Chapelin, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chappelain

Constantin, Lagarenne

Chapelier

Chapelier, Chapellier

Lampin, Latulippe

Chapelle

Chapelle, Lachapelle, Lachappelle

Bourg, Guyon, Janot, Jolicoeur, Langoumois, Renaud

Chaput

Chapeu, Chappu, Chapput, Chapu, Chapue, Chapus, Chaput

Belhumeur, Chapa, Cuisinier, Maurice, Senez

Charbonneau

Chabonneau, Charbonau, Charbonault, Charboneau, Charbonnau, Charbonneau, Charbonneaux

Daunais, Deouatique, Hébert, Léveillé, Martin, Sanscartier

Charbonnier

Charbonier, Charbonnier

Blondeau, Desjardins, Seigneur, St-Laurent

Charland

Charlan, Charland, Charlant

Francoeur

Chasse

Chasse, Chasses, Chassey, Chessey

Dethierry, Lemaine, Rousseau

Chateauguay

Chateaugay, Chateauguay

Boulet, Lanou, Lemoine, Pepin, Perrault

Chateauneuf

Chasteauneuf, Chatauneuf, Chateauneuf, Cartoneuf

Antaya, Desranleau, Dumontet, Meneu, Montauban, Pelletier

Chatigny

Chatigne, Chatigni, Chatigny

Corbin, Désilets, Lepine

Chauvin

Chauvain, Chauvin, Chovin

Beaulieu, Bernet, Jouinne, Normand, St-Germain

Chevrier

Cheuvrier, Chevrier, Chevrilllier

Lajeunesse

Chiasson

Chiasson, Giasson, Chaisson

Gamelin, Rivard

Cholet

Chaulet, Cholet, Cholette

Laviolette

Chomedey

Chomedey, Chomedy, Dechaumedey, Dechomeday, Dechomedy

Maisonneuve

Choquet

Choquet, Choquette

Champagne, Lafrance

Chretien

Chrestien, Chretien, Chretient, Cretien

Lesourd, Levitre, Vadeboncoeur, Vincent

Claude

Claud, Claude

Alexandre, Leblanc

Clément

Clemens, Clement

Chambly, Labonté, Lapointe, Lariviere, Leonard

Cloutier

Cloustier, Cloutié, Cloutier

Beaupré, Bélanger, Buisson, Daumont, Fagnan, Lessard, Magny, St-Amour

Collet

Colet, Colette, Collé. Collet, Collette

Desgraviers, Dubuisson, Picard, Rigaud

Contois

Comptois, Comtois, Contois, Contoy

Beaudreau, Bouilleron, Brusseau, D’Estreme, Fordet, Garnier, Hugues, Hujot, Janet, LaFontaine, Marc, Rousse, Rousseau, Royer

Corbin

Corbain, Corbein, Corbin, Courbin

Cadieux, Lacroix, Lavoie

Cormier

Cormié, Cormier, Cornier

Barette, Berthelot, Breslay, Perrault, Rossignol, Thibier

Corporal

No spelling variations listed

Hus

Cosset

Cosset, Cossette

Poitevin

Cote

Caute, Coste, Cote, Cotte

Frisé, Grignon, Languedoc, Lefrisé, Lilois

Couillard

Coulliar, Couillard

Beaumont, Deschênes, Desecors, Desilets, Després, Dupuis, Lafleur, Lepine, Lilois

Courville

Courvil, Courville, Gourville

Abraham, Baret, Billy, Cadieux, Desmarais, Herault, Lefebvre, Piette, St-Michel

Cousineau

Cousinau, Cousinault, Cousinaut, Cousineau, Cousino, Cousinot, Couzinaud

Beaudoin, Lamirande, Poisson

Croix

Croix, Delacroiix, Lacroix

Babin, Bourgault, Corbin, Defoy, Fevrier, Gamelin, Hubert, Langevin, Lefebvre, Roberge, Thibodeau

Croteau

Corteau, Crauteau, Crotau, Croteau, Croto, Crottau, Crotteau, Crotto

Auger, Bernard, Vincent

Cyr

Cir, Cire, Cyr, Cyre, Sir, Sire, Siree, Sirre, Syr, Syre

Croc, St-Michel

Dagenais

Dagenais, Dagenai, Dagenes, Dagenest, Dagenet

Leprince, Lajeunesse, Lepine, Pigeon, Roux, Roy

Daigle

Daigle. Daigles, Daigre, Dehegue

Lallemand

Dallaire

Dalair, Dalaire, Dalere, Dallaire, Daller, Dallere

Brousseau

Damboise

Damboise, Dambroise

Bergeron

Dechaine

Dechaine, Dechene, Dechenes, Dechenne, Dechesne, Deschaine, Deschaines, Deschene, Deschenes, Deschennes, Deschesne, Deschesnes

Couillard, Miville, Perrault

Decoste

Decosse, Decoste

Deletancour, Demousel, Languedoc, Paradis, Pelletier

Derocher

Derocher, Derochers, Desrocher, Desrochers, Desrochets

Bertrand, Brien, Duquet, Frappe, Houde

Deschaines

Dechaine, Dechene, Dechenes, Dechenne, Dechesne, Deschaine, Deschaines, Deschene, Deschenes, Deschennes, Deschesne, Deschesnes

Couillard, Miville, Perreault

Deschamps

Dechamp, Dechamps, Dechant, Deschamps

Henault, Hunault, Miville

Deshaies

Dehais, Dehayes, Dehays, Dehes, Deshaies, Deshayes

St-Cyr, Tourigny

Desjardins

Dejardin, Desjardin, Desjardins

Beaudin, Charbonnier, Delboeuf, Louvard, Roy, Verger, Zacharie

Desrochers

Derocher, Derochers, Desrocher, Desrochers, Desrochets

Bertrand, Duquet, Houde, Jean, Perrault, Sevestre

Desruisseaux

Deruisseau, Desruisseaux, Durusseau

Houde

Devau

Devau, Devaux, Deveau, Deveaux, Devost, Devot, Devots

Jolicoeur, Parisien, Perouard, Sanscartier

Dion

Dion, Dyon, Hion, Yon

Deslauriers, Després, Dumontier, Dutilly, Guyon, Lemoine, Sansoucy

Dionne

Dione, Dionne, Dyonne

Bernier, Devidepoche, Jolicoeur, Moreau, Sansoucy, Guyon

Doiron

Doiron, Douairon, Doueron

Cadieux, Bernard

Doucet

Doucet, Doucette

Maillard, Mesange, Pelletier, St-Louis

Doyon

Doion, Doyon

Laframboise, Lacroix, Moreau

Drouin

Deroin, Derouen, Derouin, Droin, Drouen, Drouin

Boucher, Lemaine, Lorrain, Nantel

Dube

Dubay, Dubé, Dubee, Dubes

Deforme

Dugas

Duga, Dugas, Dugast, Dugat

Labreche, Leveille

Dumont

Dumon, Dumond, Dumont

Breton, DeBlaignac, Foulon, Grossetete, Gueret, Lambert, Laviolette, Marchand, Poitevin

Emard

Aimar, Aimard, Aimart, Aymar, Aymard, Aymart, Emart, Haimard, Haymard, Hemard, Hemart

Deslauriers, Gosselin, Ladouceur, Poitevin

Etienne

Estienne, St-Etienne

Belanger, Blais, Bourget, Clérinm Durivage, Lamadeleine, Lamontagne, Laprairie, Philippe, Pont

Fabre

Fabvre, Favre

Lajeunesse, Lalancette, Laperiere, Larose, Montferrand, Raymond

Fagnan

Fagnand, Fagnant, Faignant, Fayan

Charon, Cloutier, Desrosiers, Dufay, Failly, Mandeville, Martin, Piette

Faneuf

Fanef, Farnsworth, Phaneuf, Farnworth

Blais, Forget, Goddu, Granger, Labonté, Mignault, Paquet

Farland/Ferland

Farland, Ferlan, Ferlant, Frelan, Freland, Frelan

Francoeur, Pelletier

Fleurant

Fleuran, Fleurent, Florant, Florent

Boucher, Riopel, St-Amour

Forest

Fores, Forêt, Laforêt, Laforest

Barbeau, Benoit, Jean, Joli, Labranche, Larose, Lefort, Morin, Tessier, Tiriac

Fortin

Fortain, Fortin

Bellefontaine, Lafortune, Lagrandeur, Paris, Plermel

Fournier

Fournié, Fournier, Lefournier

Belleval, Desilets, Dufresne, Hebert, Lagrenade, Larose, Lesprit, Préfontaine, Vivier

Gagnon

Gagnion, Gaignon, Gangnon, Ganion, Gasnion

Belisle, Chartrand, Grondin

Galipeau

Galipau, Galipaux, Galipot, Gallipau, Gallipeau, Galypo

Dion, Jolicoeur, Potvin

Gallant

Galand, Galant, Galland, Gallant

Caron, Gallien, Haché

Gaudet

Gaudais, Gaudé, Gaudet, Gaudette, Godé, Godet, Godete, Godette

Langevin

Gaudreau

Gaudereau, Gaudrau, Gaudreau, Gaudro, Goderau, Godereau, Godreau, Godro

Graveline, Larochelle

Gauthier

Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Gotier

Boisverdun, Brulon, Caron, Delaverandrye, DeVarennes, Frappedabord, LaFrance, Landreville, Larouche, Rabot, Saguingorra, St-Germain

Gauvin

Gauvain, Gauvin, Govin

Laire, Query, Rouillard

Gervais

Gervais, Gervaise, Jarvis

Archambault, Beaudoin, Beausejour, Dupuis, Harnois, Houde, Houle, Parisien, Rivard, Servais, Talbot

Giasson

Chiasson, Gyasson, Hiasson, Jiasson

Gamelin, Hubert, Jeangource, Rivard, St-François

Girard

Gerard, Geraut, Gerhart, Giar, Girardeau, Girard, Girare, Girart, Girord, Girore, Girouard, Giard, Guerard, Gyrard

Breton, Brindamour, Derain, Devorlay, Girardin, Jeanpierre, Jolicoeur, Larochelle, Miot, Provençal, Sanschagrin

Girouard

Geroir, Gerroir, Giouard, Giroir, Girroir, Jirouard

Malouin, Martel, Sasseville, Villemare

Godin

Gaudain, Gauden, Gaudin, Godain, Goddin, Godin

Beausejour, Boisjoli, Catalogne, Chatillon, Felix, Lapoterie, Lauliere, Lincourt, Prescot, Tourangeau, Valcourt

Godreau

Gaudrau, Gaudrault, Gaudreau, Gaudreault, Gaudro, Godereau, Godrault, Godreault, Godro, Godrot, Goodrow

Benoit, Chavaudray, Gravelin, Joffre

Guéret

Guere, Guerette, Guerre, Guerrette

Dumont

Guerin

Guerin, Guerrin

Fontaine, St-Hilaire

Guilbault

Guibau, Guibaut, Guibeau, Guibo, Guilbau, Guilbaud, Guilbault, Guilbaux, Guilbeau, Guillebault, Guillbeau

Grandbois

Guyon

Dion, Dionne, Gion, Guillon, Guion, Guyon, Gyon, Yon

Buisson, Després, Dumontier, Durouvray, Dutilly, Frenette, Lemoine

Hébert

Abaire, Abare, Abbot, Ebart, Éber, Ébert, Heber, Heberd, Hébere, Hebert, Herber, Herbert, Hesbert, Hibbart, Hubert

Beaumont, Couillard, Deslauriers, Jolicoeur, Lambert, Larose, Laverdure, Lecompte, Lenoir, Manuel

Henry

Henri

Henrichon, Jarry, Laforge, Lahaye, Neveu, Madore

Houde

Houd, Houlde, Hourde, Oude, Oulde

Bellefeuille, Blosse, Bonin, Demers, Derousseau, Desrochers, Desruisseaux, Gervais, Houle, Leclerc

Houle

Houl, Hould, Houlle, Oul, Oule, Oulle

Desruisseaux, Durocher, Gervais, Lafranchise

Hubert

Huber, Uber, Ubert

Hébert, Lacroix, Lebert, Lippeau

Hudon

Heudon, Udont

Beaulieu, St-Louis

Johnson

Janson, Jansonne, Jeanson, Jeansone, Johnston

Cimetiere, Lapalme

Labelle

Label, Labele, Labelles

Benoit, Blanchard, Charon

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Click here for more good explanations of French name variations

 

The following list was drawn-up for the Grand Pré National Historic Site by historian Brenda Dunn of Canadian Parks Service:

 

A.

M.

Abbadie de Saint-Castin
Maffier
Allain
Maillet
Amirault dit Tourangeau
Maisonnat dit Baptiste
Angou dit Choisy
Malboeuf
Apart
Mangeant dit Saint-Germain
Arcement
Marcadet
Arnaud
Marchand dit Poitiers
Arosteguy
Marres dit La Sonde
Arseneau
Martel
Aubois
Martin
Aucoin
Martin dit Barnabé
Ayor
Massé

B.

Massié
Babin
Mathieu
Babineau dit Deslauriers
Maucaire
Barillot
Mazerolle dit Saint-Louis 
Bastarache dit Le Basque
Melanson dit Laverdure 
Bastien
Melanson dit La Ramée 
Belliveau dit Bideau
Mercier dit Caudebec 
Belliveau dit Blondin
Messaguay 
Belou
Meunier 
Benoit dit Labrière
Michel dit La Ruine 
Bergereau
Migneau dit Aubin
Bergeron d'Amboise
Mignier dit Lagassé 
Bergeron dit Nantes
Mirande
Bernard
Mius d'Azit 
Berrier dit Machefer
Mius d'Entremont de Plemarais 
Bertaud dit Montaury
Mius d'Entremont de Pobomcoup 
Bertrand
Monmellian dit Saint-Germain 
Bézier dit Touin dit Larivière
Mordant 
Blanchard
Morin dit Boucher 
Blanchard dit Gentilhomme
Morpain 
Bodard
Moulaison dit Rencontre 
Boisseau dit Blondin
Mouton 
Bonnevie dit Beaumont
Moyse dit Latreille 
Bonnière

N. 

Borel
Naquin dit L'Étoile
Boucher dit Desroches
Nogues 
Boudrot
Nuirat 
Bourg

 O.

Bourgeois
Olivier 
Boutin
Onel (O'Neale) 
Brassaud
Orillon dit Champagne 
Brasseur dit Mathieu
Oudy 
Breau
Ozelet 
Broussard

 P.

Brun
Part 
Bugaret
Pellerin 
Bugeaud
Petitot dit Saint-Sceine 
Buisson
Petitpas 
Buote
Pichot 
Buteau
Picot 

C.

Pincer 
Cahouet
Pinet 
Caissy dit Roger
Pitre dit Marc 
Calvé dit Laforge
Poirier 
Carré
Poitevin dit Cadieux 
Célestin dit Bellemère
Poitevin dit Parisien 
Cellier dit Normand
Poitier 
Chauvet
Porlier 
Chênet dit Dubreuil
Poujet dit Lapierre 
Chesnay dit Lagarenne
Poupart 
Chiasson dit LaVallée
Préjean dit Le Breton 
Chouteau dit Manseau
Prétieux 
Clémenceau
Pugnant dit Destouches 
Cloistre

 R.

Coignac
Racois dit Desrosiers 
Comeau
Raymond 
Cormier dit Rossignol
Renaud dit Provençal
Cormier dit Thierry
Richard 
Corne
Richard dit Sansoucy 
Corporon
Richard dit Beaupré 
Cosset
Richard dit Boutin 
Coste
Richard dit Lafont 
Cottard
Rimbeau 
Cousin
Rivet 
Crépaux
Robichaud dit Cadet 
Creysac dit Toulouse
Robichaud dit Niganne 
CYR
Robichaud dit Prudent 

D.

Rodohan 
Daigre
Rodrigue dit de Finds 
D'Amours de Chauffours
Rousse dit Languedoc 
D'Amours de Clignancour
Roy dit La Liberté 
D'Amours de Freneuse
Rullier 
D'Amours de Louvière

 S.

D'Amours de Plaine
Saindon 
Daniel
Saint-Étienne de La Tour 
Darois
Saint-Julien de La Chaussée 
David dit Pontif
Samson
Delisle
Saulnier dit Lacouline 
Denis
Sauvage dit Forgeron 
Denys de Fronsac
Sauvage dit Chrystophe 
Derayer
Savary 
Deschamps dit Cloche
Savoie 
Desgoutins
Semer 
Desmoillons
Serreau de Saint-Aubin 
Després
SicotSimon dit Boucher 
Deveau dit Dauphiné
Soulard 
Dingle
Soulevent 
Doiron
Surette 
Dominé dit Saint-Sauveur

 T.

Doucet dit Laverdure
Tandau 
Doucet dit Lirlandois
Terriot 
Doucet dit Mayard
Testard dit Paris 
Druce
Thébeau 
Dubois
Thibault 
Dubois dit Dumont
Thibodeau
Dufaut
Tillard 
Dugas
Tourneur 
Duguay
Toussaint dit Lajeunesse 
Duon dit Lyonnais
Trahan 
Duplessis
Triel dit La Perrière 
Dupuis
Turcot

E.

Turpin dit La Giroflée 
Egan

 V.

F.

Vallois 
Flan
Vescot 
Fontaine dit Beaulieu
Viger 
Forest
Vigneau dit Maurice
Forton
Villatte 
Fougère
Vincent dit Clément 
Fournier
Voyer 
Froiquingont

G.

 
Gadrau
 
Galerne
 
Gallé
 
Garceau dit Boutin
 
Garceau dit Richard
 
Garceau dit Tranchemontagne
 
Gareau
 
Gaudet
 
Gauterot
 
Gauthier
 
Gentil
 
Giboire Duvergé dit Lamotte
 
Girouard
 
Gisé dit Desrosiers
 
Godin dit Beauséjour
 
Godin dit Bellefeuille
 
Godin dit Bellefontaine
 
Godin dit Boisjoli
 
Godin dit Catalogne
 
Godin dit Chatillon
 
Godin dit Lincour
 
Godin dit Préville
 
Godin dit Valcour
 
Gosselin
 
Gourdeau
 
Gousman
 
Gouzille
 
Grandmaison (dit Terriot dit Guillot)
 
Granger
 
Gravois
 
Grosvalet
 
Guédry dit Grivois
 
Guédry dit Labine
 
Guédry dit Labrador
 
Guédry dit Laverdure
 
Guéguen
 
Guénard
 
Guérin
 
Guérin dit Laforge
 
Guilbeau
 
Guillot dit Langevin
 
Guy dit Tintamarre
 
Guyon
 

H.

 
Hache dit Gallant
 
Hamel
 
Hamet
 
Hamon
 
Hébert dit Manuel
 
Hélys dit Nouvelle
 
Henry dit Robert
 
Hensaule
 
Héon
 
Heusé
 
Hugon
 

J.

 
Jeanson
 
Joseph
 

K.

 
Kimine
 

L.

 
La Barre
 
Labat dit Le Marquis
 
La Bauve
 
La Chaume
 
La Croix
 
La Lande dit Bonappetit
 
Lambert
 
Lambourt
 
Landron
 
Landry
 
Langlois
 
Lanoue
 
LaPierre dit La Roche
 
LaVache
 
Lavergne
 
LaVigne
 
Lebert dit Jolycoeur
 
LeBlanc
 
LeBlanc dit Jasmin
 
Le Borgne dit Bélisle
 
LeClerc dit Laverdure
 
Lecul
 
Léger dit LaRozette
 
LeJeune dit Briard
 
LeJuge
 
LeMarquis dit Clermont
 
LeMire
 
LeNeuf de Beaubassin
 
LeNeuf de Boisneuf
 
LeNeuf de LaVallière
 
L'Enfant
 
Le Poupet de Saint-Aubin
 
LePrieur dit Dubois
 
LePrince
 
Leroy
 
L'Eschevin dit Billy
 
LeVanier dit Langevin
 
Levasseur dit Chamberlange
 
Levron dit Nantois
 
Loiseau
 
Long
 
Longuépée
 
Loppinot
Lord dit La Montagne
Lucas

 

 

More Variations/Derivatives of French surnames

Aba(i)r(e) = Hébert
Asselin = Ashla, Aslaw, Ashlaw, Aslin, Ashlin, Ashlow
Aubin = Obin
Audet(te) = Odet(te)
Austin = Ostiguy
Barrette=Borett
Bean = Lefebvre
Beaulac = Bolack
Beaudoin = Boardwine
Benoit = Benway
Benway = Benoit
Boardwine = Beaudoin
Bobo = Bourbeau
Boileau = Drinkwater
Boivin = Drinkwine
Boisvert = Greenwood
Bolack = Beaulac
Bolduc = Bolduke
Bolduke = Bolduc
Boncoeur = Bunker, Goodheart
Bonenfant = Goodchild
Boucher = Bushey
Bourbeau = Bobo
Bousquet = Buskey
Boutain = Button
Bouthillier = Butler
Boutin = Button
Branconnier = Brockney
Brault = Brow
Brockney = Branconnier
Brooks = Rousseau
Brow = Brault
Buckwheat = Sarrazin
Bunker = Boncoeur, Goodheart
Bushey = Boucher
Buskey = Bousquet
Butler = Bouthillier
Button = Boutain, Boutin

Chagnon = Shonyo
Chainey = Sheni
Chantal = Shontelle
Charbonneau = Cole
Charron = Sharron
Chauvin = Shover
Chicoine = Shequin
Cinq-Mars = St. Mars
Cir = Cyr
Clokey/Clouckie = Cloutier
Cloutier = Clokey/Clouckey
Cole = Charbonneau
Comeau = Como
Como = Comeau
Corbeau = Corbo
Corbo = Corbeau
Cota = Côté
Côté = Cota
Courchesne = Cushion
Courtemanche = Shortsleeves
Cousineau = Cousino
Cousino = Cousineau
Cummings = Viens
Cushion = Courchesne
Cyr = Sire, Cyre, Cir, Sears, Sear

Dabat = LaBatt
Danis = Dany, Downey
Deaette = Deyette
de St-Pierre = Dessin-Pierre
Demarais = Demarey
Demars=Dumas
Demarey = Demarais
Demers=Dumas
Denault = Denno
Denno = Denault
Derouin = Drouin
Déry=DeRye, D'Hery,
Derry, Deary
Deschamps = Fields, Dechand, DuChen
Desautels = Dezotelle
Desnoyers=Hickory
Desparts = Desport
Desport = Desparts
Dessin-Pierre = de St-Pierre
D(e)uso = Duss(e)ault
Deyette = Deaette, Diette
Dezotelle = Desautels
Dion(ne)=Young
Downey = Danis
Drinkwine = Boivin
Drinkwater = Boileau
Drouin = Derouin
Duchaine = Duchesne
Duchanno = Duchesneau
Duchene = Duchesne
Duchesne = Duchaine, Duchene Duchesneau = Duchanno
Dumas=Demers, Demars
Dussault = Deuso

Farnsworth = Phaneuf
Favero = Favreau
Favreau = Favero
Fields = Deschamps
Fisher=Poisson
Fleury = Flowers
Flowers = Fleury
Foisy = Foizie
Foizie = Foisy
Fontaine = Fountain/Spring
Fournier = Fuller
Frappiea = Frappier
Frappier = Frappiea
Fuller = Fournier

Gaboury=Gabourie, Gabori, Gadourie
Gagné = Gonyea
Gagnon = Gonyeau
Gareau = Garrow
Garrow = Gareau
Gaultier = Gotchy
Gebo = Gibeau(lt)
Gerard = Girard/Girouard
Gero = Giroux
Gibeau(lt) = Gebo(w), Jebo(w)
Gingras = Jangraw, Shangraw,
Jeangras, Jeangraw
Girouard = Girard/Gerard
Giroux = Gero
Godreau = Goodroe/Gaudreau
Gonlah = Gumlaw
Gonyea = Gagné
Gonyeau = Gagnon
Goodchild = Bonenfant
Goodheart = Bunker, Boncoeur
Goodroe = Godreau/Gaudreau
Goosie = Gousy
Gotchy = Galtier
Grandchamp(s) = Grashaw
Grashaw = Grandchamps
Greenia = Grenier
Greenwood = Boisvert
Grégoire = Grigwire
Grenier = Greenia
Grew = Groulx
Grigwire = Grégoire
Groulx = Grew
Guindon=Yandow
Gumlaw = Gonlah

Hébert = Aba(i)r(e)
Hulburt=Jalbert

Jacks = Jacques
Jacques = Jacks
Jalbert=Hulburt
Jangraw = Gingras
Jaquin=Jaqueen, Jackins, Jakins
Jeangra(s)w = Gingras
Jebo(w) = Gibeau(lt)

Kenville=Quenneville
King = Roy

LaBatt = Dabat
Laf(f)ler = Lafleur
Laflamme=Laflim
Lafleur = Lafloor, Laflour, Laf(f)ler, Lef(f)ler, Lof(f)ler, Laflin
Laflin = Lafleur
Lafloor = Lafleur
Laflour = Lafleur
Lajeunesse = Young
Lanctôt = Languedoe, Langdo, Loncto, Lonto, Laucto, Longtoe
Landreville = Lunderville
Landry = Laundry
Lang(ue)do(e) = Lanctôt
Langevin = Longway
Lareau = Laroe/Larrow
Larivière = Rivers
Laroe = Lareau/Larrow
Larrow = Lareau/Laroe
Larocque = Larock, LaRock
Launcto = Lanctôt
Laundry = Landry
Lavigne = Lev(i)en(e), Laveen
Lafave = Bean, Lefave
Laviolette = Lovelette
Lavoie = Levoy
Lefave = Bean, Lafave
Lefebvre = Lefave, Lafave, Bean
Lef(f)ler = Lafleur
Legault=Leguolt, Legoat
L'Em(e)lin = Lemelin
Lemoine = Luman
Lecuyer=LeQuea
Letourneau = Litno, Turner
Levesque = Levick
Levick = Levesque
Levi(e)n(e) = Lavigne
Levoy = Lavoie
Litno = Letourneau
Lof(f)ler = Lafleur
Longtoe = Lanct&ocirct
Longway = Langevin
Lonto = Lanctô
Lovelette = Laviolette
Luman = Lemoine
Lunderville = Landreville
Maison = Mas(s)on
Marsha=Mercier
Mas(s)on = Maison
Maurice = Morris
Maynard = Ménard
Meilleur = Miller/Millar
Ménard = Maynard
Mercier=Marsha
Miller/Millar = Meilleur
Moreau = Mor(r)o(w)
Mor(r)o(w) = Moreau
Morris = Maurice

Nadeau=Neddo, Nadae, Nada

Obin = Aubin
Odet(te) = Audet(te)
Ostiguy = Austin
Ouellette = Willet(te), Wellet(te)

Paradee = Paradis
Paradis = Paradee
Parenteau = Paronto
Pariseau = Parizo
Parizo = Pariseau
Paronto = Parenteau
Patenaude = Patno(de)
Patno(de) = Patenaude
Patry = Peartree = Poirier
Peartree = Patry = Poirier
Pecor = Picard
Pelkey = Pelletier
Pelletier = Pelkey
Perr(e)ault = Perro
Perro = Perr(e)ault
Phaneuf = Farnsworth
Picard = Pecor
Ploof = Plouffe
Poirier = Patry, Peartree, Purrier, Puariea, Peiria
Poisson=Fisher
Potvin = Pudvah
Proulx = Prue
Prue = Proulx
Pudvah = Potvin
Purrier = Poirier

Quémeneur=Kemener, Kimeneur, Timeneur, Kemneur, Kemener, Kimenir, Temenaire, Timenaire
Quenneville=Kenville
Quesse=Caisse

Rabtoy/Robtoy = Robitaille
Racicot = Rasco(e)
Racine = Root
Rasco(e) = Racicot
Renaud/Renault = Reno
Reno = Renault/Renaud
Riendeau = Yando
Rivers = Larivière
Robitaille = Rabtoy/Robtoy
Rochefort = Rockford, Rochfort, Rochford
Rocheleau = Rushlow
Rockford = Rochefort
Rondeau = Rondo
Rondo = Rondeau
Root = Racine
Rouiar = Rouillard
Rouillard = Rouiar
Rousseau = Brooks
Roy = King
Rushlow = Rocheleau

Sampierre = St. Pierre
Sans Laurent = St. Laurent
Santaw = St. Onge
Sarault = Serreault, Sarrault, Serault, Sarau, Sereau
Sarrazin = Buckwheat
Sear(s) = Cyr
Seymard = Simard
Shangraw = Gingras
Sharron = Charron
Sheni = Chainey
Shequin = Chicoine
Shontelle = Chantal
Shonyo = Chagnon
Shortsleeves = Courtemanche
Simard = Seymard
Spring = Fontaine
St. Laurent = Sans Laurent
St. Mars = Cinq-Mars
St. Pierre = Sampierre
St. Onge = Santaw

Tailleur = Taylor
Taillon = Tyo
Tarien = Therrien
Tatro = Tétreault
Taylor = Tailleur
Teboh = Thibeau
Tétreault = Tatro
Tereo = Theriault
Terrien = Therrien
Theriault = Tereo
Therrien = Tarien, Terrien
Thibeau = Teboh
Tremblay = Trombley
Trombley = Tremblay
Tro(t)tier=Trotchie, Trutchie, Trouchia
Trudeau = Trudo
Trudo = Trudeau
Turner = Letourneau
Tyo = Taillon

Vanslatte = Vincelette
Veron=Verron, Varon, Biron
Viens = Cummings
Vincelette = Vanslatte

Wellet(te) = Ouellette
Willet(te) = Ouellette

Yandow=Guindon
Yando = Riendeau
Young = Lajeunesse, Dion(ne)

 


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