Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan

Brief Life History of Francoise Marie Barbe

When Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan was born on 29 January 1774, in Brittany, France, her father, Marin Jean Baptiste Trahan, was 42 and her mother, Marie-Madeleine LeBlanc, was 35. She married Alexis Simon Lejeune on 8 January 1794, in Plattenville, Assumption, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 13 June 1833, in Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 59.

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Alexis Simon Lejeune
Francoise Marie Barbe Trahan
Marriage: 8 January 1794
Ana Adelaide Constancia Lejeune
Azelie Jeanne Lejeune
Madeline Marie Lejeune
Pierre Armand Lejeune
Antoine Lejeune
Rosalie Suzanne Lejeune
Alexis Jean Baptiste Lejeune
Joseph Marin Lejeune
Rosalie Clemence Lejeune
Marie Anne Lejeune
Marie Madeline Lejeune
Melanie Baselique Lejeune
Celenie Delphine Lejeune
Joseph Benjamin Lejeune
Marie Uranie Lejeune

Sources (8)

  • Marriage - Francois MARIA Trahan to ALEXOS LEJEUNE
  • Francoise Barbay in entry for Maria Magdeleina Lejeune, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934"
  • Barbe Trahant in entry for Marie Anne Lejeune, "Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Marcel, Monique, Pierre, Leonce, Lucien, Alcide, Cecile, Emile, Adrien, Camille.

French: variant of Trahant or Trahand (and, in North America, an altered form of the former), a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons, from a derivative of the verb traire ‘to draw or stretch’. Compare Strong .

History: The LA branches of the Trahan family trace their descent from Guillaume Trahan, from Montreuil-Bellay in Maine-et-Loire, who arrived in Acadia in the 17th century; he married Madeleine Brun in Port-Royal in Acadia (now Annapolis Royal in NS, Canada), c. 1666. At the time of the expulsion of the Acadians (1755–64), his numerous descendants were deported and finally settled principally in the Attakapas country of LA.

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

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