Jean Raphaël April

1769–1770
Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Jean Raphaël

When Jean Raphaël April was born on 8 September 1769, in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada, his father, François Régis April, was 34 and his mother, Marie-Geneviève Ayotte, was 30. He died on 13 May 1770, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

François Régis April
1735–1843
Marie-Geneviève Ayotte
1739–1817
François Aprille
1765–
Marie Catherine April dit Francisque
1767–1819
Jean Raphaël April
1769–1770
Étienne April Francisque
1770–
Joseph Raphaël April
1771–
Michel Elie April
1773–
Joseph Amable April
1775–1836
Olivier April
1776–
Régis April
1778–1843

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Name Meaning

1 Translation of a European surname meaning ‘April’ (Latin aprilis), for example Italian Aprile , German April(l), Abrell, Polish Kwiecień. There were various possible connections between the month and the surname; for example, it may have been applied to someone who rendered homage or paid rent to an overlord in April, or as a personal name bestowed on a child born in April.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German April ‘April’.3 April is found in England as a surname from the 13th and 14th centuries onwards, which Reaney and Wilson explain as ‘‘a nickname, perhaps with reference to the changeable weather of the month, ‘changeable’, ‘vacillating’, or with reference to spring or youth.’’

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

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  • Dictionnaire Tanguay et registre paroissial de Saint-Louis-de-Kamouraska en accord.

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