When Paul Fournier was born on 14 April 1791, his father, Joseph Fournier, was 34 and his mother, Marie-Geneviève Boulet Boulay, was 28. He married Jeanne-Françoise Blais on 19 November 1811, in Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Hertford, Lower Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. He died on 27 November 1862, in Sainte-Claire, Dorchester, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 71, and was buried in Sainte-Claire, Dorchester, Quebec, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Normand, Pierre, Lucien, Emile, Fernand, Marcel, Aime, Donat, Jacques, Yves.
French and Walloon: occupational name for a baker, Old French fo(u)rnier (from Latin furnarius). This surname is also found in England, in part as a surname of Huguenot origin. Compare Forney , Fournet , and Fuller .
History: Probably the first American bearer of this surname was Guillaume Fournier from Orne in Normandy, who was in Quebec City, QC, by 1651, where he married Françoise Hébert.