I believe the gender of this couple of switched - can I fix this easily?

+5 votes

In doing a lot of research on my family tree over the last couple of weeks I have come to believe that this site (and many others) have the sexes of this couple switched. I would like to fix this if possible. I think the man's name has thrown people off, because it does sound feminine. 

The couple in question: 


Julienne Royer (1587 - 1680)

WikiTree: Royer-218 


Paschale Dodier (1583 - 1671)

WikiTree: Dodier-21


This web site and many others lists Paschale as the husband and Julienne as the wife when I believe it is the opposite. 

Of course I could be wrong. I'm new to all of this. But I did see confirmation of my theory on Geni.com, where Julienne is listed as male and Paschale as female. Also, my records show they had a son, Wilhelm Rheyer , 1630-1691 (not on this site) who was given the Julienne's last name - to me a clue that Julienne is a male. 



Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Julienne Royer
in Genealogy Help by Lori Habiger G2G Rookie (280 points)
Yes you can...edit, then gender, choose and save.

4 Answers

+2 votes

Julienne is on Find A Grave and listed as female. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137549895

by E. Gatlin G2G6 Mach 1 (11.0k points)
Thank you. I see sources going both ways - confusing! Thank you for your time
+2 votes
Welcome to WikiTree and G2G Lori.

Sébastien Dodier-18 is the son of this couple having Paschale's last name.

Some sources on this profile confirm his parent's genders are as is.
by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Mach 4 (49.4k points)
I don't believe those sources are correct due to my own research...but I don't know! It's so confusing - I see several sources listing it both ways. But of course that was long ago. My search continues! Thanks for your time.
+1 vote

Geni shows Wilhelm as a stepson


Even more peculiar.




by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (567k points)
0 votes

"Also, my records show they had a son, Wilhelm Rheyer , 1630-1691 (not on this site) who was given the Julienne's last name - to me a clue that Julienne is a male. "

Not necessarily. If Wilhelm was a illegitimate child, he would have got the last name from his mother, not from his father!

Julienne is a common female french given name, as Pascal is a male one (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_(given_name)), so I believe the gender is correct here.

Geni.com is no reliable source after all, since "Marcelline Vaughan" had entered the information, and we know nothing about their sources. Can easily be a careless mistake. Maybe it would be a good idea just to contact and ask her.

Or do you have a copy of the original parish birth register? If yes, their may be linguistic signs (e.g. "filius" (male child) versus "filia" (female child) in latin).

by Jochen Oberreiter G2G6 Mach 1 (10.1k points)
thank you!

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