Catherine Lacroix

27 August 1797–
Sainte-Marie, Basses-Pyrénées, France

The Life of Catherine

Catherine Lacroix was born on 27 August 1797, in Sainte-Marie, Basses-Pyrénées, France as the daughter of Joseph Lacroix and Magdelaine Lapique. She married Jean CANDAU on 29 August 1834, in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Basses-Pyrénées, France. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Catherine Lacroix
Marriage: 29 August 1834
Pierre Candau

Spouse and Children

29 August 1834
Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Basses-Pyrénées, France


    Pierre Candau


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Lacroix


    Magdelaine Lapique




    Marie Lacroix


    Jean Lacroix



    Anne Lacroix


    Jean Lacroix


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, then Emperor of the French (1804). Establishment of modern administrative institutions, codification of the law. European wars lead to abdication of the Emperor.
1804 · First Empire

Age 7

When the French Revolution ended it started the First Empire or the reign of the Emperors. This included Napoleon I twice and Louis XVIII (King). The First Empire was in control during the Napoleonic Wars.
1836 · Arc de Triomphe

Age 39

The Arc de Triomphe was made specifically right before Napoleon I victory in Austerlitz in 1806 and took 30 years to build. Sadly Napoleon I would not live to see the creation finished. It’s name means triumphal arch. Assassination attempts were made on both Charles De Gaulle and Jacques Chirac from this location. Even though its name means triumph it has seen many times where Germans triumphally marched under it after winning battles.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside or in the marketplace, from French la croix ‘the cross’ (Latin crux, crucis).In some cases the surname may have denoted one who carried the cross in church processions. Compare the English equivalent, Cross . It is a very frequent French Canadian secondary surname, perhaps for a person who swore by the cross, and has also been used independently since 1670 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Lacroix en el registro de Pierre Candau, "France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Etat-Civil, 1792-1938"
  • Catherine Lacroix, "France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Etat-Civil, 1792-1938"
  • Cathérine Lacroix en el registro de Jean Candau, "France, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Etat-Civil, 1792-1938"

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