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Geneviève Lefranc (abt. 1613 - aft. 1686)

Geneviève Lefranc aka LeFrance, LeFrond
Born about in La Haye, Francemap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1648 in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jun 2010
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Geneviève Lefranc was born around 1613 possibly in La Haye (present-day Descartes), France.[1] Around 1648, she married Antoine Hébert in Port Royal. Between about 1649 and 1656 she gave birth to three children: Jean (c. 1649) Jean (c. 1653), and Catherine (c. 1656).

At the time of the first Acadian Census in 1671[2], the family was living in Port-Royal, Acadia (today Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada). Fifty year old Antoine and 58 year old Geneviève were living with their four children. Antoine was a cooper. Six arpents [3] of their land (in two places) was cultivated and they had 15 cattle and 18 sheep. It is not clear where their homestead was situated, although their nephews' farms were on the south bank of the Dauphin (Annapolis River) east of the fort.[1][4]

In 1678 there were two sons with their wives living in the Hébert household. [5]

In 1686 Antoine, age 72 and Geneviève 80, were living with their son Jean, his wife Anne Doucet and their 5 children.[6]

It is believed that Geneviève died between 1686 and 1693, as her name does not appear on the 1693 census.

DNA. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported that Geneviève Lefranc had a haplogroup W1. The details are not known as to how many of her descendants were tested to support this report. Ongoing test results are also reported here. As of May 2014, 10 descendants have reported a W haplogroup, indicating European origins. A link to the family tree of a WikTree member's mtDNA results is provided on the upper right corner of this profile.


Geneviève Lefranc (~1613 - ~1686)

Père et mère: L'identité de ses parents est inconnue.

Naissance: Elle naît vers 1613[1] dans le village de La Haye (aujourd'hui Descartes) France.

Mariage: Vers 1648, Geneviève Lefranc âgée de ~35 ans, épouse Antoine Hébert âgé de ~27 ans.[1]

Enfants connus

  1. Jean Hebert (c. 1649)
  2. Jean Hébert (c. 1653)
  3. Catherine Hébert (c. 1656).

Recensement 1671: Antoine HEBERT, tonnelier, 50, épouse Geneviève LEFRANC age 58; leurs 3 enfants: Jehan 22, Jehan 18, Catherine 15; bestiaux 18, mouton 7, 6 arpents en culture sur 2 endroits. Ils habitent à Port-Royal, Acadie (maintenant Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada) [2]

Recensement 1686 Elle vivait à Port Royal avec son époux Antoine.[6]

Décès: Son décès est estimé être survenu entre 1686 et 1693 puisque son nom d'apparait pas au recensement de cette année. Elle aurait été âgée d'environ 73 ans ou peut-être plus.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999, Print. p. 798-799, 1039
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1671 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. 1671 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752” Images 3-14.
    Antoine HEBERT, cooper, 50, wife Genevieve LAFRAND 58; Children: Jean 22, Jehan 18, Catherine 15; cattle 18, sheep 7, 6 arpents in 2 places
  3. Statistics Canada 1 arpent= 0.845 acres
  4. 1707 homestead location of the farm of Jean, Jean Emmanual, and Alexandre Hebert. In Au Coeur de l'Acadie Acadian Settlement on the Annapolis River 1707 Map Parks Canada
  5. Tim Hebert; 1678 Port Royal Acadian Census noting that the correlations for this census were done by Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.1678 Census
    Anthoine Hebert & Geneviefve Le Fran, Jac Le Blanc & Catherine Hebert, 2 & 2 cattle 30 sheep, Jean Hebert & Marye Doucet, 1 boy: 1 1677; 20 cattle, 10 acres.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1686 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 15-60.
    Jean HEBERT 32, Anne DOUCET 22; children: Jacques 9, Pierre 7, Jean 5, Joseph 2 months, Jeanne3. Antoine HEBERT 72, Genevieve LEFRANC 80.
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  • Dictionnaire des Acadiens d' Archange Godbout; Memoires (Societe genealogique canadienne-francaise).
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 11 October 2019), memorial page for Geneviève Lefranc (1613–1686), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140305435, citing Garrison Graveyard, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by AW (contributor 47829810) .Find A Grave: Memorial #140305435

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Please correct the 4 DBE's on this protected profile.

821 Headings starts with blank 926 PPP With unpaired Project Account and ProjectBox 927 PPP With duplicated ProjectBoxes 936 Duplicated ProjectBoxes

posted by Scott Anderson
Lafranc-2 and Lefranc-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same name

Same birth year (both are estimates) Both born in France (Lefranc-2 is unsourced as to place). Same spouse and marriage information Same death information

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Bonjour Acadian project team--

Per the Wikitree placename style policy guidance: for this era, the town name we use shouldn't be "La Haye, Descartes" (which is wrong) or "La Haye-Descartes" (a name created in 1802); rather it should be called either the old name of "La Haye en Touraine" or just "La Haye."

Consider: "La Haye en Touraine, Touraine, France" which also removes the more-modern Indre-et-Loire, which I think dates to the later revolutionary era.

This seems to work via the automated Google Maps links too, which is a bonus.


posted by Isaac Taylor
Removed parents per previous posts.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
LeFranc-14 and Lefranc-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, spouse, child

posted by [Living Gauvin]
The parents should be listed as blank. Francois Pampalon Lefranc and Jeanne Bouchard do not match date-wise.
posted by R. Murphy
Thank you, Stephen White does not mention parents so i have removed the wrong parents and left parents blank.
posted by Annette Cormier
Lefranc selon S A White, Dictionnaire... p. 798
posted by Denis Forest