When Antoine Boniface Vadnais was born on 25 January 1832, in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec, Canada, his father, Louis Vadenay, was 40 and his mother, Josephte Fregeau, was 43. He married Marie Euphémie Fontaine dit Bienvenu on 31 January 1852, in Chambly, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 August 1907, in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: French Rosaire, Andre, Fernand, Pierre.
French: variant of Vadenay, a habitational name from Vadenay, a place in Marne. The surnames Vadnais and Vadenay are no longer found in France. Compare Vadney .
History: Jean Vadnais/Vadenay dit d'Argenteuil from Auguaise in Orne, France, married Marie-Anne Mousseau in Saint-Sulpice, QC, in 1723.