Jean Raphaël April

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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François Régis April
Marie-Geneviève Ayotte
François Aprille
Marie Catherine April dit Francisque
Jean Raphaël April
Étienne April Francisque
Joseph Raphaël April
Michel Elie April
Joseph Amable April
Olivier April
Régis April

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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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