L'Association des Charron et Ducharme, inc.
Our family association was founded on January 24,
1993 in Longueuil (Québec). On March 16 of the same year, the
government of Quebec officially registered it as a not-for-profit
association. As a member of the Fédération des familles-souches
(F.F.S.Q), our head office is located in Sainte-Foy (Québec), where
is established. However, for
day-to-day correspondence, our address is as follows :
Charron et Ducharme, inc.
Postal Station Aux 4
Rosemère, QC J7A 4P2
As stated in our charter, the main objectives of the association
are as follows :
- To regroup the descendants of Pierre Charron and Catherine
Pillard, who were married in Montreal in 1665; they are the
founding couple of our families.
- To promote the development of the history and genealogy of
Charron and Ducharme families and encourage the dissemination of
Pierre Charron and Catherine Pillard gave birth to
12 children. The descendants of this prolific couple currently
number at least 25,000 and represent more than half the Charrons and
Ducharmes spread over North America. Three of their four sons
retained the original name, Charron, while a fourth one for
unkown reasons adopted around 1701 the surname Ducharme which he transmitted to his descendants.
The association is administered by an 11-member
Board of Directors elected for a three-year renewable term. The
annual general meeting is held in May each year usually in the
Montreal area. All members and friends are welcome.
- Click here for a list of the Board members, and their e-mail
address if available.
From the very start, the association has been
active, particularly in the area of the second objective of its
mandate. Among its major achievements, let’s note the
- publication three times yearly of le Trait d’union, a
20-page bulletin containing a great deal of often original
- unveiling of a commemorative plaque in Longueuil in honor of
our ancestors Pierre Charron and Catherine Pillard (2007);
- publication of a book about our Charron ancestors of Meaux,
including dozens of acts and contracts from 1491 to 1684 (2009);
- publication of the first two volumes, in a series of four,
about the descendants of Pierre Charron and Catherine Pillard
Projects The association has several
projects in progress of which the most notable are :
- publication of a compendium of notarized acts and contracts of
our families in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (2012);
- completion of the series of volumes on the descendants of our
- unveiling of a commemorative plaque in honor of our ancestor Pierre
Charron in his native city of Meaux (2011).
Signing up :
All Charrons and Ducharmes, as well as anyone
interested in these families may become a member of our association.
We invite you to do it now and learn what you have always wanted to
know about our ancestors. They are a source of great pride!
50% of our members reside in Québec, 15% in the
rest of Canada, and 35% in the United States spread across half of
the states. To promote the participation of the greatest number of
persons, the annual dues are maintained at the lowest possible