Né entre 1601 et 1607, dans le petit village de Fumichon, situé près de l'évêché de Lisieux, en Normandie. Étienne Racine le fils de René Racine et de Marie Loysel.
Étienne Racine arrive dans la colonie vers 1635. Il décide de fonder un foyer, le 22 mai 1638, avec Marguerite Martin, fille d'Abraham Martin, dit l’Écossais et de Marguerite Langlois, soeur de Françoise Langlois mariée avec Pierre Desportes. La fiancée est âgée de 14 ans, baptisée à Québec, le 4 janvier 1624. Une seule autre Française a vu le jour avant elle, dans la colonie, Hélène Desportes, sa cousine, née vers 1620. C'est donc le 22 mai 1638, que le mariage est célébré.
Étienne Racine a voyagé de 1644 à 1646, il accompagne les pères Brébeuf et Lalemant au pays des Hurons. Il revient à la naissance d'une fille, baptisée Marie-Madeleine Racine, le 25 juillet 1646 et repart un mois plus tard vers le lac Huron. En octobre 1647, il se rend en France avec Olivier LeTardif, puis le 4 avril 1648, à La Rochelle, comme témoin du mariage de Zacharie Cloutier fils, et de Madeleine Esmard.
En leur concédant une terre, le 27 mars 1650, Olivier LeTardif fait d'Étienne Racine et de Marguerite Martin, les premiers pionniers de ce qui devient bientôt, Sainte-Anne de Beaupré.
Depuis 1640, dix enfants sont nés chez les Racine. Sur neuf qui atteignent l’âge adulte, trois ont une descendance qui nous concerne, dans cette généalogie.
Le premier, Noël Racine, né en 1640, épouse en 1667, Marguerite Gravel, née en 1651, fille de Joseph-Massé Gravel et de Marguerite Tavernier. Ils sont parents de dix enfants, dont deux filles Racine sont nos liens. Marguerite Racine, née le 24 février 1664, devient l’épouse en 1690, de François Paré. Puis, Marie-Anne Racine, née le 29 mars 1684, épouse en 1701, Jacques Bolduc.
La deuxième enfant de l’ancêtre, leur fille Marie-Madeleine Racine, née en 1646, épouse en 1661, Noël Simard, dit Lombrette, fils de Pierre Simard, dit Lombrette et de Catherine Durand. Dix enfants Simard nous tissent des liens avec eux. En 1697, cette famille réside à la Petite-Rivière Saint-François, près du Cap Maillard.
Puis la troisième, enfant de l'ancêtre, qui nous concerne, Jeanne Racine, né en 1660, épouse en 1682, Jean Paré, fils de Robert Paré et Françoise Lehoux. Cette famille s’installe à Sainte-Anne de Beaupré.
L'aïeule, Marguerite Martin est décédée le 25 novembre 1679, à l’âge de 55 ans. Étienne Racine l'a suivie dix ans plus tard, le 24 avril 1689, âgé de près de 85 ans. Étienne est inhumé le lendemain, dans l'église de Sainte-Anne de Beaupré.
ETIENNE RACINE Born between 1601 and 1607, in the small village of Fumichon, located close to l'évêché of Lisieux, in Normandy. Etienne, son of Rene Racine and Marie Loysel.
Etienne Racine arrives in the colony about 1635. He decides to found a family, on May 22, 1638, with Marguerite Martin, daughter of Abraham Martin (dit l'écossais - known as the Scott) and of Marguerite Langlois, sister of Francoise Langlois married with Pierre Desportes.
Being engaged at 14 years old, is baptized in Québec, on January 4, 1624. Only one another Frenchwoman saw the day before him, in the colony, Helene Desportes, her cousin, born about 1620.
It is thus on May 22, 1638, that the marriage is celebrated. Etienne Racine travelled from 1644 to 1646, he accompanies the fathers Brébeuf and Lalemant through out the Huron country. He returns for the birth of a girl, baptized Marie-madeleine Racine, on July 25, 1646 and sets out again one month later towards Lake Huron.
In October 1647, it goes to France with Olivier LeTardif, then on April 4, 1648, to La Rochelle, as witness of the marriage of Zacharie Cloutier fils, and Madeleine Esmard.
In their conceeding a lands, on March 27, 1650, Olivier LeTardif made of Etienne Racine and Marguerite Martin, the first pioneers of what becomes soon, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Since 1640, ten children were born. On nine which reach the adulthood, three have a descent which concerns us, in this genealogy.
The first, Noël Racine, born in 1640, wife in 1667, Marguerite Gravel, born in 1651, daughter of Joseph-Massé Gravel and Marguerite Tavernier. They are parents of ten children, whose two Racine girls are our bonds. Marguerite Racine, born on February 24, 1664, becomes the wife in 1690, of François Paré. Then, Marie-Anne Racine, born on March 29, 1684, wife in 1701, Jacques Bolduc. The second child of the ancestor, their daughter Marie-Madeleine Racine, born in 1646, wife in 1661 of Noël Simard, known as Lombrette, son of Pierre Simard, known as Lombrette and of Catherine Durand. Ten Simard children weave us bonds with them. In 1697, this family resides at the Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, close to Cap Maillard (Massif de Charlevoix). Then the third, child of this ancestor, who concerns us, Jeanne Racine, born in 1660, wife in 1682 of Jean Paré, son of Robert Paré and Françoise Lehoux. This family settles in Sainte-anne-de-Beaupré. The grandmother, Marguerite Martin died on November 25, 1679, at the age of 55. Etienne the ancestor followed ten years later, on April 24, 1689, old of almost 85 years. Etienne is buried the following day, in the church of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. (Translation of this text re-touched by Tardif-59 on February 24, 2014)
Place: Paroisse St-Germain, Fumichon, Calvados, France
Sealing Child: 5 NOV 1975 Temple: SALT LAKE TEMPLE
Reference Number: 8WR9-WD
Father: Rene RACINE b: 1577 in Fumichon,Normandy,France
Mother: Marie Madeleine LOYSEL b: 1589 in Fumechon,Oise,France
Marriage 1 Marguerite MARTIN b: 4 JAN 1624 in Québec,Québec,Québec,Canada
Married: 22 MAY 1638 in Québec,,Québec,Canada
Sealing Spouse: 8 NOV 1951 in COMPLETED; Temple: ARIZONA
Anonyme RACINE b: 30 SEP 1640 in Québec,Que.,Que
Louise RACINE b: 2 SEP 1641 in Québec,Québec,Québec,Canada
Noel RACINE b: 26 DEC 1643 in Ste-Anne,De Beaupre,Montmorency,Que
Madeleine RACINE b: 25 JUL 1646 in Ste-Anne,De Beaupre,Montmorency,Que
Francois RACINE b: 22 AUG 1649 in Ste-Anne,De Beaupre,Mo;Ntmorency,Que
Marguerite RACINE b: 8 MAR 1652 in Ste-Anne,De Beaupre,Montmorency,Que
Pierre RACINE b: 26 OCT 1654 in Ste-Anne,De Beaupre,Montmorency,Que
Marie RACINE b: 1657 in Québec,Québec Co,Qc
Jeanne RACINE b: 1660 in Chateau-Richer,Montmorency I,Que
Etienne RACINE b: 4 AUG 1662 in Chateau-Richer,Montmorency I,Que
Etienne RACINE b: 30 SEP 1668 in Montmorency,,Québec
BIRTH-PARENTS-CHRISTENING-SPOUSE-DEATH: L'Abbe Cyprien Tanguay DICTIONNAIRE
GENEALOGIE DES FAMILLIE CANADIENNE, 1608-1800: Volume 1, p 507, Vol. 6, p 491
BURIAL: Renee Jette, "Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles du Québec"
1983, University of Montreal, Page 958.
He was from St-Germain de Fumichon, township and diocese of Lisieux, in Normandie (now Calvados) France. It was said that he was 85 at his death, and answered that he was 59 at the 1666 recording, 61 in 1667 and 77 in 1681, and living in Beaupre as a Carpenter.
Drouin GENEALOGIE DE JOSEPH A. PARENT
THE HISTORY OF THE RACINES IN AMERICA from Racine's Families Association
Beginning in the 17th century, many Racines chose America as their promised land. There were at least twenty Racines that decided to come and live in this new continent. They came mostly from France, Switzerland, as well as many other European countries. This document will focus on the most illustrious and the best known of the large Racine family, Étienne Racine, the ancestor shared by the majority of Racines in America.
Étienne Racine was born around 1606 in Fumichon, Normandy, France. He was the son of Rene Racine and Marie Loysel. He had three brothers: Jean, Pierre, and Marguerin, as well as one sister, Marguerite.
Étienne's family was the only Racine family in the commune. It is believed that he was related to the Racines located in the villages of Morainville and Neuville sur Authou. Étienne's brother, Marguerin Racine, will found a family and his descendance perpetuate to the 20th century. Unlike his brothers, Étienne was educated in that he could sign his name and knew how to write. We also believe that Étienne's close relationship with the Jesuits of New France originated from the bonds he developed during his earlier days spent at one of the Jesuit college's in Normandy.
Étienne Racine arrived in Québec around 1634 after having been hired for three years in France as an indentured servant for Guillaume Hubou, a resident of Québec. Hubou was originally from the village of Mesnil-Durand, which is located near the commune of Fumichon, Normandy.
On November 16, 1637, Étienne's marriage contract was drawn up by the notary Guilet. Étienne's future spouse, Marguerite Martin, age 13, at the time, was born in Québec in 1624. She was the daughter of Abraham Martin, (a ship captain) and Marguerite Langlois. Because of her age (Marguerite) they married one year later on May 22, 1638. The couple had ten children, 4 boys and 6 girls, who produced numerous descendants. Among the girls, Marie Madelaine married Noel Simard, who is the ancestor to the Simard family in America. Marguerite married Jean Gagnon and Jeanne married Jean Pare, both of whom are ancestors to numerous Gagnon and Pare families in America.
Étienne left the Québec area for two years (1644-1646) and worked as a carpenter for the Jesuits at St. Marie-Hurons. In 1647, he returned to France with Robert Giffard in order to recruit new settlers. He landed at La Rochelle, France and returned to Québec the following spring. For his participation in this recruitment effort, his friend, Oliver LeTardif, Co-lord of Beaupré, on March 27, 1650 granted him a large property, 710 meters wide and 7200 meters deep. The land was located in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. Because this land was the first to be granted and cultivated, Étienne could rightfully claim the title of "Founder" of the city of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. This would eventually become a famous site for many pilgrimages. Marguerite Martin died on November 25, 1679 and Étienne Racine died on April 24, 1689 at the age of 83.
Étienne Racine divided his land among his four male heirs. Here are some genealogical notes:
married Marguerite Gravelle in 1167 at Château-Richer. They had 10 children. His descendants can be found mostly in Québec, British Colombia, and the United States.
In Québec, his descendants can be found in the regions of Québec, Cote de Beaupré, Charlevoix, Saguenary, Lac St. Jean, La Monteregie, L'Estrie, Beauce Amiante, and Mauricie-Bois Francs.
In the United-States his descendants can be found mostly in the states of Wisconsin, New-Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts
François Racine married Marie Bauchet dit Morency in 1676 at St. Famille, Ile d'Orleans. They had 12 children. His descendants can be found in Québec and the United States.
In Québec his descendants can be found in the regions of Québec, Cote de Beaupré, Montreal, Charlevoix, Lac St. Jean, Abitibi - Temiscamingue, Outaouais, Monteregie, Mauricie-Bois Francs, Beauce, and Lanaudiere.
In the United-States his descendants can be found mostly in the states of Michigan, Rhode-Island, New-York, Vermont, Montana, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois.and California
Pierre Racine married Louise Guyon in 1683 at St. Famille, Ile d'Orleans. They had nine children. His descendants are primarily found in Québec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the United States.
This Québec descendants can be found in Montreal, Monterigie, and Lanaudiere. In Ontario, his descendants can be found in the communities of Russell, Stormont, Prescott, Cornwall, and Ottawa.
In the United-States his descendants can be found mostly in the states of Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island, New-York et Vermont.
Étienne Racine (son) married Catherine Guyon in 1683 at St. Famille, Ile d'Orleans and had 13 children. His descendants are primarily in Québec, Ontario, and the United States. These Québec descendants can be found in the regions of Québec, Cote de Beaupré, Montreal, Laval, Laurentides, Lanaudiere, Mauricie-Bois Francs, Beauce, Monteregie, Outaouais, Lac St. Jean, Abitibi, and Bas St. Laurent. His Ontario descendants can be found especially in the communities of Welland and Ottawa.
In the United-States his descendants can be found mostly in the states of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota et Wisconsin.
Today in America, there are at least 100,000 descendants of Étienne Racine and Marguerite Martin.
Of this number, there are approximately 15,000 who carry the Racine name, and 8500 who are in Québec.
In the Canadian phone directories we find 3000 Racines inscriptions comparatively with 2000 in United-States
In 1993 and 1998, the Québec Commission of Topography designated two hilltops in the Cote de Beaupré vicinity as Mount Étienne Racine and the Marguerite Martin summit. They forever memorialize the Racine family name.
These new geographical entities are part of the Laurentian Mountain range and are located on Seminary of Québec lands, at the limits of Château-Richer and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré cities.
A memorial plaque to Étienne and Marguerite is located at the chapel of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada
This commemorative plaque placed on the outside wall of the chapel is a tribute to our ancestor, Étienne Racine and his wife, Marguerite Martin. They lived and died at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. The plaque was unveiled in 1988 by Alexandre and Adrien Racine, long time farmers of the town. The ceremony took place in the presence of many Racine family members, and other guests who attended the mass in the Basilica to celebrate the first Racine Family Association reunion.
The actual memorial chapel, also named commemorative or old church, was built in 1877 with demolished materials from the third church (1676-1876).
It is worth remembering that the first church, built in 1658, the second one (1661-1672), and the third one (1676-1876) were successively the places of worship of our ancestor Étienne Racine and his Family.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Étienne by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Étienne: