My Famous Cousins
Chrétien | Hillary Rodham Clinton
| Céline Dion | Louis
Joliet | Dionne Quintuplets | Louis
Fréchette | Angelina Jolie | Jack
Kérouac | Felix Leclerc |
Pamphile Lemay | René
Levesque | Claire L'Heureux-Dubé
| Madonna | Félix-Gabriel
Filles du Roi | Filles à
Marier | Indian Connection
Connection with Royalty
Jean Chrétien (1934 -)
Rodham Clinton (1947 -)
- Hillary is my ninth cousin. Our common ancestor is Jean Cusson
married to Marie Foubert in 1656 in Trois-Rivières, QC, which
happens to be my hometown.
Dion (1968 -)
- Popular Singer - The
official Celine Dion Web Site
- Céline is my ninth cousin. Our common ancestor is Pierre
Louis Jolliet (1645 - 1700)
Discoverer of the Mississipi, royal cartographer, Professor at the
Collège des Jésuites de Québec, organist, trader
and seigneur, baptised in Québec on 21 Sep 1645, the son of
Jean Jollyet, a wagon-maker in the service of the Company of One Hundred
Associates (Company of New France), and of Marie d'Abancourt.
- He is my eight grand
uncle. Our common ancestor is Marie D'Abrancourt.
Dionne Quintuplets (1934 -)
Honoré Fréchette (1839 - 1908)
Jolie (1975 -)
- Angelina in my sixth cousin. Our common ancestor is Claude Deveau,
m. to Madeleine Gendron in 1742.
Kérouac (né Jean-Louis) (1922 - 1969)
- Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to a French Canadian-American, Catholic
family, Jack Kerouac remains one of America’s most influential and
inspirational writers. On the Road, published in 1957, brought him
immediate fame, and the media proclaimed Kerouac “the voice of the
Beat Generation.” He became a symbol of American restlessness and
the promise of the open road. But Kerouac’s personal journey was a
serious pursuit of an aesthetic life equal to his mystical visions
of America’s people and places.
- Jack is my ninth cousin. Our common ancestor is Simon Lereau (1634-1670).
Leclerc (1914 - 1988)
Léon Phamphile LeMay (1837 - 1918)
René Levesque (1922 - 1987)
- French-Canadian separatist leader and Premier of Quebec (1976-85),
Levesque was originally a member of the Liberal party, he helped
form (1968) "Le Parti Québécois", which advocated Quebec's
secession from Canada. In 1980 Quebec voters rejected a sovereignty-
association scheme in a provincial referendum, but Lévesque's
popularity in Quebec remained high. He resigned as party leader
and premier (1985) when the party voted to temporarily abandon the
goal of separation.
by René Levesque - Services Documentaires Multimédia
- Ancestors of
René Levesque to Simon Lereau.
- René is my ninth cousin. Our common ancestor is Simon Lereau
- His wife, Louise L'Heureux is also my eight cousin once
removed. Our common ancestor is again Simon Lereau.
Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé (1927 -)
née Madonna Veronica Ciccone (1958 -)
Marchand (1832 - 1900)
Filles du Roi Connections
The Filles du Roi or King's Daughters, were some 770 women
who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and
1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France.
Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion
gave rise to the success of the colony. From this list, at least 47
were my ancestors. For more reading, see
Filles à Marier
Between 1634 and 1663, 262 filles à marier or "marriageable
girls" emigrated to New France representing one quarter of all
the single girls arriving in New France through 1673. They were recruited
and chaperoned by religious groups or individuals who had to assure
and account for their good conduct. In general, they were poor, although
there were some members of the petty nobility among their ranks. Several
of them were my ancestors (List TBD). For more reading, see
One of my ancestors is Jean
Nicolet, the french explorer, interpreter and discoverer
of Wisconsin. My connection
to Jean is through his illegitimate daughter, Euphrasie Madeleine
Nicolet whose mother was a Nipissing Indian woman.
Robert L'Heureux, the database master for the LHEUREUX database has
the ancestry of many more famous people. See the list
of people he is working on.
Connections with the European Royalty
(747 - 814)
Charles I, Charles
the Great, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire,
is my 38th great-grandfather. In all, I am aware of 27
connections to Charlemagne.
database on Infomatik - With German names
- Courtesy of LucidCafe
- Courtesy of Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home
Baillon to Charlemagne - Royal Connection Research Association
Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur Windsor), is my 23rd
cousin. Our common ancestor is Louis IX. Charles' mother is Queen
Other links to European Nobility
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January 3, 2012