Canadian Besner Family of French Origins

The oldest document

The oldest document that bears the signature of a probable ancestor Bézanaire-Besner, read "Bésaniare" and date of 1585. It was a contract passed in Monblanc, in Gers, 15 km of Savères. Namely, it's a signature in block letters (square capital letters), quite frequent for that era. The "A" is written in the Basque way, with a horizontal line on top of the letter.

The signature of a Besaniare at the bottom of a document dating of 1585

The area of Savès overlaps today`s departments of Gers and Haute-Garonne

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