Guillame Trahan

Guillame Trahan

Male 1611 - 1682  (71 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 21 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Guillame Trahan 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1611  St-Germain-de-Bourgueil, Indre et Loire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1682  Port Royal, Acadia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I160847  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father Nicholas Trahan,   b. Abt 1575, Montreuil-Belley, Maine-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Renee Desloges,   b. Abt 1580, Montreuil-Belley, Maine-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1600  Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F64704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francoise Charbonneau-Corbineau,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 13 Jul 1627  Chinon (St-Étienne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jeanne Trahan,   b. 1629, Bourgueil (St-Germain), Indre-et-Loire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1702, Beaubassin, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F64548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Guillaume Trahan arrived in Acadie into 1636, aboard ship "Le Saint-Jean", with his wife, Francoise Charbonneau or Corbineau, which it married on July 13 1627, with St-Étienne of Chinon, in France. Arrive with them, their two daughters and a servant.

      The elder one, Jeanne Trahan, born in 1629, with Bourgueil and the second, N... which marry Germain Doucet, but, nothing is not proven on this marriage.

      One can say of the ancestor, Guillaume Trahan, whom it held a certain role and, selected a beautiful place in the primitive history of Acadie. Not knowing neither to read, nor to write, despite everything, it acts like the syndic of all the inhabitants of PortRoyal. He is " a marshal of edge", which is at the time, one manufacturing of weapons and sharp tools.


      Profession: Maréchal
      Chargé, à titre de syndic de signer l'acte de capitulation de Port-Royal.
      Était arrivé en 1636 sur le St-Jean avec sa femme, 2 enfants et 1 valet.
      Maréchal en 1671.
      Famille 1 : Françoise Charbonneau-Corbineau
      Mariage: 13 juil. 1627, Chinon (St-Étienne)
      +Jeanne Trahan
      Famille 2 : Madeleine Brun
      Mariage: 1665, Port-Royal, Acadie
      +Guillaume Trahan
      +Jehan-Charles Trahan
      +Alexandre Trahan
      +Marie Trahan
      +Jeanne Trahan
      He remarried in 1666 to Madeleine Brun. For four generations, his descendants established farms near Pisiguit and Grand Pre', Acadia.
      TRAHAN COAT OF ARMS
      "Description"

      With a right arm of silver issuing from a cloud of the same color, holding three golden laurel branches and accompanied at the upper third by two golden stars.

      Azure: Like the clear blue sky. This color represents perfection, and symbolizes aspiring towards a high ideal in victory and success.

      Silver Right Arm: Refers to the army; stands for honor in duty.

      Laurels: Since ancient times, the laurel has been a tribute to the victorious, the triumphant, and the glorious. It is the symbol of immortality because it remains green through the rigors of winter. In symbolic language, it signifies favor and consideration. The Romans crowned their victorious generals with it at celebrations of trimump. In addition to being awarded for military feats, it was also given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in peace.

      Gold: A symbol of generosity and glory. It stands for strength, depth of spirit, of faith, of purity, and of steadfastness. Also denotes love and wisdom.

      Stars: Since long ago, stars have been the symbol of hope. They represent the ideal that every man must forget himself in life and towards which he must strive. They also symbolize night and eternity.

      I. The Trahan name before the 1600’s:

      There were two separate noble Trahan family branches listed in the "Le Grand Armorial de France", by Charles d’Hozier, (1738): One in Tours (Armorial de la Touraine) (17th Century); One in Rouen (date unknown) (King Traherne Carodoc).
      Names and Places: Forest Trahant, Trans (Trahans) in Mayenne, Les Trahannieres (hamlets and estates) almost all located in the old Provinces of Maine and Mayenne, area of the Aulerc Tribes (Gaulois), particularly the Aulerc Cenomani tribe. (thus a geographic names source).
      Internal Celtic Sources: (Vulgate Version Arthurian Leg., O. Sommers): The Chevalier Trahant, Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, guardian of the Holy Grail, descended (Christian version) from Joseph of Arimethea (Christ’s tomb), or (pre-Christian version) cast in the role of Bran, keeper of the Cauldron of Plenty, (Fisher-sinner King), one of the gods, Mythology of the People of the goddess Danu (Tuatha De’ Danu) from which derives the prevalent notions of our origins from Denmark, or the Danube, or the Danai (pre-Hellenic Greeks) Jewish tribe of Dan, etc. But is should be kept in mind that these legends are of Brythonic origin (dark Brittons, perhaps Picts) were matrilineage is dominant (thru wife or mother). Dates back to Middle Ages, Dark Ages or more. A marvellous record to be studied, but not intent on giving origins, on which it is very vague.
      External – Archeological Sources: Reference point 2. Above: Of Trahans (Trans) (in Mayenne) d’Arbois de Jubainville, a Celtic Scholor, says that the place name recurred as haptitual wherever the Cenomani tribe established itself: Trahant in Mayenne, France, Trente in north Italy, and Hubert adds Trans in Mainz, Germany. This smacks of a record on the order of Archeology with respect to our Trahan name.



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