When Gabriel Caron was born on 20 July 1771, his father, Michel Caron, was 37 and his mother, Marie Josephe Parent, was 34. He married Marie Therese Beland on 7 November 1796, in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 October 1837, in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Maurice, Lower Canada, British Colonial America.
Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Normand, Marcel, Andre, Lucien, Pierre, Fernand, Emile, Gaston, Laurent, Adrien, Alcide.
French and Walloon; Flemish and Dutch (of French origin): metonymic occupational name for a carter, or possibly a cartwright, from caron, a Norman-Picard form of Old French charron ‘carter’ or ‘cartwright’.
French: from a personal name of Gaulish origin, represented in Latin records in the form Caraunus. This name was borne by a 5th-century Breton saint who lived at Chartres and was murdered by robbers; his legend led to its widespread use as a personal name during the Middle Ages. Compare Carron , Carrow 2, Coron 1, and Corrow .