Francois Auclair

Brief Life History of Francois

When Francois Auclair was born on 2 December 1814, in Saint-Hilaire, Rouville, Quebec, Canada, his father, Charles Auclair, was 31 and his mother, Marie Desanges Haiet dit Malo, was 22. He married Marie Sophronie Vadnais on 29 September 1846, in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 20 December 1893, in Verdun, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Francois Auclair
Marie Sophronie Vadnais
Marriage: 29 September 1846
Francois Auclair
Henri Auclair
Elmire Auclair
Marie Sophronie Auclair
Napoleon Auclair
Marie Melina Auclair
Joseph Auclair
Ulysses Auclair
Ludger Auclair
Henry Auclaire
Georgine AuClair
Albert Auclair
Philibert Auclair
Soaney Auclair
Samuel AuClair
Henri AuClair
Jean AuClair
Ernestine Auclaire

Sources (6)

  • François Auclaire, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Francois in entry for Moïse Robert and Soaney O'Clair, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Francois Auclair, "Canada Census, 1871"

World Events (3)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.



1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Marcel, Raoul, Andre, Fernand, Ovila, Alphonse, Cecile, Gaston, Germaine, Jacques, Jean-Paul.

French: patronymic from Clair , from (fils) au Clair ‘(son) of Clair’. Compare Leclerc 2 and Oclair .

History: Pierre and André Auclair, two brothers from Saint-Vivien near La Rochelle in France, are recorded in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1679 and 1681, respectively, the years of their marriage. The descendants of one or another brother also bear altered forms of the surname, such as Leclerc, Oclair, and O'Clair.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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