15 octobre 2011

Francis Xavier SANTURE (1829-1903)

«By 1850 in Michigan, the census takers were begging the french families to please shorten their names. They had originally been using the Tessier name on census records, but it is generally known that the census taker asked them to choose one, the family name or the dit name. Around this time, Francis Xavier, and his brother Hilary who also resided in Monroe, chose to use the name Santure».

(Source Photo publique courtoisie Fenton Ancestry)

1 commentaire:

G LAVIGNE a dit...

À partir de 1850, cette famille Tessier-Lavigne a pris le nom de «Santure» et l'a légué à toute sa descendance.