The Papineau Family
You can skip the introduction and browse through the over
12000 names in my database at www.papineaufamily.com/genealogy/index.aspx.
With a URL (website name) like www.papineaufamily.com, we get quite a few
visitors with the last name Papineau or the surname Papineau somewhere in their family
tree. This has motivated me (Anthony Papineau) to take an interest
in researching my son's ancestors. To date, I have compiled over 12000 names of
people who are related to my children, or have contacted me and are
related to the Papineau surname in some way (I keep this information because I am
confident that I will one day find my relationship to all of them).
Special thanks to my father Paul W. Papineau. None of
this would have been possible without his foresight in registering www.papineaufamily.com.
Contents of this website:
I have traced my Papineau ancestors back
to the early 1600's and we are not a direct descendants of the man normally credited with
bringing the Papineau surname to North America (Samuel Papineau). I am now working
on the theory that he is was a cousin of my Great X 9 Grandmother Marie Papineau, who
lived in Bordeaux, France.
My Gx8 grandparents Anne LaMarque
(daughter of Marie (Papineau) LaMarque) and Charles Testard had seven children one of
which was my Gx7 grandfather Jean Baptiste Testard de Folleville dit Papineau. It
would appear that he chose to take his maternal grandmother's maiden name as a
"dit" name. As far as I can tell that is how my family came to become
What is a "dit" name you ask.
If you are curious, please see the "dit"
name explanation page.
When contacted by people who have a
Papineau in there family tree, I always invite them to share what they have with me.
I have included their information in my database, assuming that I will one day find my
link to them.
Migration of my ancestors:
When my ancestors came over from France,
they lived in the Montréal for 2 generations.
From there the next 4 generations lived
in and around Louisville Quebec, which is on the SW bank of the Lac St. Pierre in the St.
Laurence river between Montréal and Quebec city.
The following 3 generations lived in and
around Woodslee in Essex county Ontario. Just east of Windsor Ontario.
In the early 1900's, my great
grandfather immigrated to Detroit Michigan where my grandfather and father were born.
While my son was born in California, I now live in North Carolina, my father lives
in Italy, one of my sisters lives in Hawaii and my grandparents live in Florida, most of
my family still lives around the Detroit area.
Are you, or was one of your
ancestors, a Papineau:
If you have come here researching a
Papineau in your family tree, you are welcome to browse through my database. You
would be amazed at how many people have found an ancestor they didn't know about in my
database. If you are a Papineau, or have a Papineau in your family tree, please
email me at . I would enjoy hearing from you and your are invited to add your
information to my database. And there are other's out there researching the Papineau
lineage who would also appreciate it.
Updating my website with new
Because the size of my database is
always expanding, I found that manually updating my website became an unmanageable task.
Being a Windows Programmer by trade, I
have written a program to read my GEDCOM file and create webpages from it.
I have named it GED4WEB and you can get
it at http://www.ged4web.com.
If you add to my knowledge of the
Papineau Family tree, I will usually get it into my GEDCOM file, run it through GED4WEB,
and have it updated on my website within a week. That day in some cases.