Joseph Surprenant

Male7 August 1795–2 September 1856

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Surprenant was born on 7 August 1795, in Saint-Constant, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada, his father, Michel Surprenant, was 42 and his mother, Marie Renee Gibeau, was 38. He married Marie Placide Achin on 15 February 1819, in Saint-Constant, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 September 1856, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Surprenant
1795–1856
Marie Placide Achin
1804–1854
Marriage: 15 February 1819
Nazaire Surprenant
1819–1895
Marie Mary Louise Surprenant dit Sansoucy
1819–1871
Marie Honorine Surprenant
1822–1847
Apolline-Pauline Surprenant
1824–1903
Joseph Surprenant
1826–
Hubert Surprenant
1829–1832
Rene Surprenant
1831–1831
Antoine Suprenant
1833–
Guillaume or William Surprenant or Supernaw
1835–1895

Sources (3)

  • 1881 Census of Canada
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1819Saint-Constant, Laprairie, Quebec, Canada
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (13)

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    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Marcel, Raoul, Andre, Armand, Monique, Normand, Adelard, Aldor, Cecile, Dieudonne, Gaston, Germain.

    French Canadian: altered form, under the influence of the French vocabulary word surprenant ‘surprising’, of French Supernant, a topographic name denoting a dwelling above a valley or stream (from Latin super above + Gaulish nant ‘valley, stream’). Compare Supernaw , Suprenant , and Surprise .

    History: Jacques Supernant/Surprenant dit Sansoucy from Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême in Orne, France, married Jeanne Denot in Laprairie, QC, in 1678.

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

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