When Archille Plourde was born on 2 February 1859, in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada, his father, Pierre Henri Plourde, was 36 and his mother, Marie Sophie Anctil, was 26. He married Margaret La Freniere on 27 May 1889, in Menominee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stambaugh, Iron, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Wells Township, Delta, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 21 March 1945, in Wells, Delta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Normand, Marcel, Cecile, Lucien, Camille, Fernand, Adrien, Andre, Armand, Gaston, Julien, Aime.
French (mainly Vienne):
variant of Pelourde, possibly a derivative of Old French palorde, a term denoting a type of shellfish (and hence an occupational surname for a harvester of such comestibles), or a habitational name from Pelourde, a place in Gironde.