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guenard aka/ yurno/yenior/geynart

jay m yenor (View posts)
Posted: 945921852000
i am looking for any info on francois , he used all of the above surnames . b 1810 ?or 1817/1818 .

Guenard etc.

Ray Saintonge (View posts)
Posted: 946472656000
The messages and other items in the Yenor thread left me curious. My wife is a Guénard from Québec whose
ancestor, Dominique, first appears in Rimouski, Québec when he was married in 1809. He was from Venice, Italy, and
that time his name changed from Zennaro! It's interesting to see how these names changed as people moved. It's
important to remember that most of these French Canadian migrants were illiterate, and when their names had to be
recorded the spelling was nothing more than the scribe's best guess. In my father-in-law's dialect it is very easy to hear
how Guénard could be transformed phonetically into Yenor. A branch in Wyoming became Guinard; this could easily
happen when the accent on the "e" is mistaken for the dot on an "i".

The given name François also suggests French roots. There are also frequent stories in the last century (Hmmm, a
phrase whose meaning will soon change!) related to French Canadians migrating west via Sault Ste. Marie across the
Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. Often it was the younger sons
who migrated.

I have records of Dominique having two sons, Joseph Thomas and Dominique, and one daughter, Emilie. I suspect
that there may have been other children in that family Your François seems to fit in this time frame.

I would be interested to find out what more details you can add regarding Francois and his family.


guénard jean-marie (View posts)
Posted: 949654821000
Au Québec il y a 2 famille souche de Guénard,
une de France et une d'Italie.
Moi, je viens de la famille d'Italie
en France c'est Guénard-Élie
en Italie c'est Guénard dit Zimmaro,Dianard,Zennaro
Selon les livres "Tanguay,Jetté,P.R.D.H.


Robert Zimmaro Sr. (View posts)
Posted: 959715043000
In searching through it had given me my last name with differnt spellings. Along with that I came across your messages. So I have a lot of questions now because with the spelling of Zimmaro they have given me Zennaro. If anyone has any answers to this please contact me. Thank you.

to , robert zimmaro sr.

guenard/yurno/yenior/geynart (View posts)
Posted: 959862531000
in my posting i listed the above names , how and why did you contact me ? i will be glad to give any assistance possible . contact

Re: Guenard etc.

Posted: 1058026939000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1062438881000
Surnames: Guenard, Guinard, etc.
My husband is descended from the Wyoming Guinards. A museum in Casper, WY sent me some info on Louis Phillip Guinard, dating his family all the way back to Thomas Guenard in Italy (1754). Do you know anything more about them? My husbands grandmother, Eva Guinard, insists her family originated in France. Thomas' parents missionaries?

Re: Guenard etc.

Posted: 1136144290000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guenard,Guinard,Signorette,Drapeau,Cayouette,Remillard
Dominique Guenards parents were Thomas Guenard and Therese Signorette. Cant find anything else on them. Both born Italy, Signorette is Italian and Guenard is, presumably, French (although some of its variations could be Italian). Do you know anything more on this line?

Re: Guénard

jay yenor (View posts)
Posted: 1136303817000
Classification: Query
can you or some one translate this into english ?
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