Canadian Besner Family of French Origins
Summary of this site

WELCOME

FIRST SECTION: OUR HISTORY

1- A RESEARCH PROJECT UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Are there other origins of the Besner name?

European origins of our Besners

The oldest document

French origins with Spanish ancestry

The earliest recorded marriages

The big decision to come to New France

Today's Bézanères in France

2. THE MILITARY LIFE OF OUR ANCESTOR

The "Compagnies Franches de la Marine"

Documentation on the departure from the Island of Ré

The embarkment list

The crossing to the new world

Our ancestor was of the company of Mr. Le Borgne at the time of his marriage

He was first part of Mr. De Muy's company

The nickname "prêt-à-boire" (ready-to-drink), a memory of his military life

3. SETTLER, LAND-CLEARER AND FATHER

The ancestral land in the seigneury of Vaudreuil

Very modest beginnings

Initiator of a large family of Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Bibliography

Summary of reproduced documents

What's New

A Bézanaire-Besner Directory

 

SECOND SECTION: REPERTORY

 
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