is forbidden without the agreement of Association of Fourniers in America
to our research, 40 persons named Fournier crossed the Atlantic between 1650 and
1850. Most of these Fourniers
married after they arrived in New France. Seventeen
of these Fourniers were soldiers of
which 9 married and the others died as bachelors.
Of the ancestors who were married, three had no children; eight had
descendants for two to four generations named Fournier; twelve left a line that
can be traced up to the present day.
Fournier appears to
be the first of our ancestors who came to New France.
He was the son of Gilles Fournier and Noëlle Gagnon from Coulmer in
Normandy. His arrival date is
approximate since we have found no documents proving his arrival before his
marriage to Françoise Hébert on November 20, 1651 in Quebec.
Guillaume Fournier and Françoise Hébert produced the most numerous
line of descendants in America named Fournier.
Fournier de la Ville was the second Fournier to arrive in this country.
A native of Saint-Jean-en-Grève parish in Paris, he was the son of
Michel Fournier, a king’s adviser, and of Michelle Croyer.
On May 14, 1657 he married Marguerite
Crevier in Trois-Rivières. This
marriage was annulled a few years later. No
child was born of this marriage. On
October 24, 1663 Jacques Fournier married Hélène du Figuier in Quebec
and they had many children. However,
we have found no descendants named Fournier after the third generation.
Fournier arrived in New
France on May 25, 1664 aboard the ship “Noir de Hollande”.
A native of Saint-Étienne des Marans, he was the son of Hugues Fournier
and Jeanne Huguette. Before he was married, he worked as a servant.
On September 30, 1670 he married Marie Hubert in Quebec.
Fournier and Marie Hubert left the second most important line of descendants
throughout Canada and the United States.
Fournier dit des Forges arrived in 1664 on the same ship, the “Noir de
Hollande”. A native of Poitou,
Pierre was a miller working for Jean Bourdon.
He seems to have remained a bachelor.
We have found no trace of a marriage.
Fournier, a native of Saint-Ouen de Lampar parish in Normandy, signed a
contract as a hired hand (“contrat d’engagement”) on June 15, 1661 in
Dieppe. In the 1681 census of
Lachine, he is 62 years old. He
seems to have remained a bachelor. Brother
of the following Jean Fournier.
Fournier, also a native of Saint-Ouen de Lampar, was Robert’s brother.
He was married to Marie Crispin in 1667, place unknown.
Therefore, we do not know if he was married in France or after he arrived
in Canada. We have found no
children for this couple. In the
1681 census of Lachine, Jean was 54 years old and his wife was 42.
He owned 2 guns, 14 horned animals and 50 “arpents” of land.
Fournier dit “LaRoche” arrived in the country around 1663.
He was living in Quebec during the census of 1666.
Later on, he lived in Montreal.
He worked as a stonemason.
Fournier dit “Laverdure” was a soldier in the “Compagnie
Carignan-Sallière”. In 1667, he
signed a contract for an obligation at the notary Bénigne Basset in Montreal.
Fournier dit “Le Poignon” was problably
born around 1685. His place of
origin is unkown. He was nicknamed
François dit “Le Poignon” because his left hand was fingerless.
He worked at the Hôtel-Dieu in Quebec.
In 1712, he drowned in Baie Saint-Paul along with Jean Bois.
Fournier is the fourth Fournier to have descendants in New France.
He was the son of Étienne
Fournier and Michelle Gendray of Pouilly-en-Auxois in Bourgogne.
He worked as a cooper. He
married Jeanne Renault,
daughter of Jacques Renault and Marie Charrier on
November 11, 1681 in Château-Richer.
His descendants span five generations.
Fournier dit Préfontaine married Marie Roncelay on February 11, 1688 and they lived in the
Longueuil region. A native of Beaumont-les-Nonains, diocese of Beauvais,
Ile-de-France, he was the son of Denis Fournier-Préfontaine and Catherine
Desallières. On July 16, 1696, he
married Marie-Madeleine Ozannes in Notre-Dame church of Montreal. The
descendants of Antoine Fournier and Marie Ronceley took the name Fournier and
sometimes Préfontaine starting in 1800. From
1925 most of their descendants, with
a few exceptions, are known as Préfontaine.
Fournier signed a marriage contract before
the notary, Gilles Rageot, on April 30, 1690 with Anne Massard, daughter
of Nicolas Massard and Anne Bellesoeur. He was a native of Saint-Sauveur de La
Rochelle in Aunis. We have found no
descendants for this couple.
Le Fournier Du Vivier, son of Jacques
Le Fournier and Marguerite Carpentier, was lieutenant of an infantry company. On August 16, 1692, he married Madeleine Thérèse Gadbois
in Montreal. His descendants, mostly named DuVivier, span two or
Fournier De Belval was
the son Jacques Fournier de Belval and Ursule Gaucher, of Sainte-Catherine d’Orléans,
in Orléanais. On July 30,
1693 Pierre Fournier married
Marie Ancellin in Quebec. Their descendants lived in the regions of
Richelieu and Sorel. Pierre
Fournier’s and Marie Ancellin’s descendants can still be found today but,
with a few exceptions, they adopted the name Belval around 1850.
Fournier dit “Dufresne” was a native of Saint-Jean, diocese of Limoges
in France. He was a soldier in the
“Compagnie de Saint-Martin”. He
died on July 20, 1706 at the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec.
Fournier, born around 1685, was a native of Mans. The names of this parents are unknown. He probably arrived at Quebec around 1700 at the age of 15.
He was a gardener at Quebec, a verger
in Ancienne-Lorette and a servant for Antoine Langlois.
He died at l’Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec on April 16 1748.
few years later, another Fournier came to New France.
Fournier dit Liévain
Marie-Suzanne Fauteux in Pointe-aux-Trembles of Neuville
April 6, 1728.
was the son of Antoine Fournier and
Anne Gourdon of Maurage, near Mons en Hainault in Belgium. His descendants lived
around Sorel and Portneuf. At the
beginning, they adopted the family name Fournier, then Liévain-Fournier,
then Clément and finally Guévin or Guérin.
This family line still has descendants living today.
Fournier, a salt-smuggler, was sent to Canada by a king’s order on
February 24, 1733. His place of
origin is unknown.
Fournier, another salt-smuggler, left the prison in Châlans and,
on March 12, 1742, he was sent to Canada for the rest of his life.
1740 and 1750, another Fournier established himself in Canada.
Fournier was the son of
Guillaume Fournier and Madeleine Poirier from
Fontaine-Raoul, in Loir and Cher in France.
On February 5, 1743 in
Beaumont, he married Françoise Couture, daughter of Guillaume Couture and
Marie-Anne Adam. Pierre was a miller. He
lived a few years in Quebec before moving to Saint-Thomas-de-Montmagny in 1747.
Pierre Fournier and Françoise Couture produced many descendants to this
that decade, another soldier, Corporal de Lanaudière, Pierre Fournier dit
Brisefer, son of Pierre Fournier and Marguerite Métayer arrived in Canada.
He was a native of Notre-Dame-de-Niort parish, diocese of Poitier in Poitou.
In Quebec, on September 29, 1749 Pierre
married Marie-Louise Liénard/Durbois, daughter of Sébatien Liénard and
Catherine Bonhomme. Their
descesdants span two generations.
Fournier dit “Léveillé” was a native of Tours and a soldier in the
“Compagnie de Lusignan”. He
died on April 14, 1751 at the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec.
He was 23 years old.
Fournier dit “Polard” was a young soldier in the Camp de Chasaille. He
died in 1756 in Montreal at the age
Fournier dit “Latulipe” was a native of Nasseau. He was a soldier in the Béarn battalion.
On October 26, 1756 he died at Notre-Dame of Montreal.
Fournier, a cobbler, was a native of Cahors in Quercy.
On March 6, 1775 at the age of 25, he was hired for a period of 3 years
to work in Quebec. He arrived on the ship “Deux-Frères”. (List of migrants
leaving from Bordeaux)
Fournier dit “Champagne”, a native on Bordeaux, was probably born around
1676. His arrival date in Quebec is
unknown. On July 17, 1760 he was
buried at l’Hôpital Général of Montreal.
next one to arrive in Quebec was Éméry
then adopted his mother’s maiden name, Fournier.
The fourth generation took the name Fournier dit Larose. On
February 14, 1757 Éméry married Marguerite Guénet.
Since the 1800's, their descendants adopted the name Fournier as much
as the name Larose
Fournier dit Lapierre arrived from Brittany.
soldier, he was the son of Julien Fournier and Périne Aubin from Saint-Pierre
de Rétiers, diocese of Rennes in Brittany.
His first marriage, in Lachine on May 18, 1757 was to Catherine Audon-Rochefort, daughter of Bernard
Audon-Rochefort and Marie-Josephte Desforges.
His second marriage was in Montreal on April 25, 1763 to Suzanne
Campagnac, daughter of Louis Campagnac and Marie-Catherine Bernier.
We have found only two daughters from this two marriages.
Fournier dit “Labonté” was a native
of Bressenègre in Rouargue, sodier in the Béarn regiment, “Compagne Mazerac”.
He died at l’Hôpital Général of Quebec on september 30, 1759.
Fourniers, soldiers and civilians, established themselves in New France after
the Seven Year War. Maurice
Fournier, gunner-bomber, was the son of Joseph-Benoît Fournier and Marie
Molar of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Roche in Franche-Comté. He married Marie-Josephte
Forget/LeNormand, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Forget/LeNormand and Marie-Thérèse
Minville on February 18 1760 in Varennes. He
then lived in Lévis. We found his descendants for two generations.
Fournier, a native of Lieffrans in Franche-Comté, married Françoise
Carlos, daughter of Claude Carlos and Françoise Dauphin on January 26, 1761
in Cap-Saint-Ignace and lived in that parish.
Joseph Fournier and Françoise Carlos did not leave many descendants
but their line still exists today.
Fournier dit La Grenade, soldier
in the Queen’s Regiment, was the son of Nicolas Fournier and Claudette Urbain
of Rouvre-la-Châtine in Lorraine. After
the war, he married Thérèse Demers, daughter of Henri Demers and Thérèse
Poirier on November 24, 1760 in Chambly. Even
though their line is small, it still exists.
Fournier dit Saint-Pierre, former soldier, died in 1770 at Notre-Dame-de
Montreal at the age of 46.
Fournier dit L’Esprit was
the last soldier of this war. A
native of Languedoc, he was the son of Claude Fournier and Marie Vitrine of Pont
Saint-Esprit. He married Marie-Anne
Besset on June 30, 1772 in Chambly.
Claude Fournier and Marie-Anne Besset left a large line of
descendants in the Outaouais region and elsewhere.
Fournier and his wife,
Denise Debron are natives of Lyon in France where Étienne was a merchant.
They arrived in Quebec around 1785 with at least two young children :
Jean-Baptiste and Michel. We have
found baptism certificates dated 1786 in Notre-Dame of Montreal and 1789 in L’Assomption
where he established himself as a merchant.
The line of Étienne Fournier and Denise Debron, continued by three sons,
is small but still alive.
Fournier was the son of Louis Fournier and Marie-Anne Monin of Saint-Benoît
du Retour d’Orléans parish in Orléanais.
He married Angélique Carpentier on June 24, 1816 in Christ Church of
Sorel. We have found no
Fournier, born around 1771, came from Orléans’ parish in France.
He came to Quebec as a missionary priest.
For many years, he was the parish priest of Saint-Antoine de Baie du Fèbvre
where he died in 1839.
Fournier dit “Lajeunesse” was already in Montreal in 1830 with his wife,
Émérence Baillargeon. His place
of origin is yet unknown. Two
children were born in Montreal and we then
lose trace of this couple.
Fournier dit “Lajeunesse”, Charles’ brother, also lived in Montreal in
1830 with his wife, Marguerite Delorme and at least two children.
We have also lost trace of this couple after 1835.
Fournier was born in
France in 1818. His place of origin
and his parents’ name are still unknown. He lived in Montreal then in Pembroke. Around 1845, he married Mathilda Hutton, a Scotswoman.
They had four children to continue their line.
Later on, the couple established themselves permanently in Manitoba.
Two other Fourniers are mentioned in the “Registre de Catholicité des
Canadiens de 1589 à 1713" as natives of Tourouvre in Perche
Fournier, daughter of Jean Fournier and Hélène Aubry. She was baptized on November 8, 1641. It’s possible that she was a “fille du roi”.
Fournier, son of Sébastien Fournier and Jehanne Piau. He was born on July 9, 1610.
we have found no trace of these persons in New France.
FOURNIERS IN UNITED STATES
FIFTY FOURNIERS WAS ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES IN UNITED STATES BETWEEN 1700 AND
1850. MOST OF THEM ARRIVED IN LOUISIANE. HOWEVER, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO
RETRACE THEIR DESCENDANTS. THE MAJORITY OF THESE ANCESTORS HAD LET DESCENDANTS
ON TWO TO FOUR GENERATIONS.
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