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Samuel Papineau


Papineau, Samuel (1670-1737), pioneer, was born in Montigny, Poitou, near Bordeaux, France, in 1670. He was a soldier, and came to Canada in 1695. In 1699 he obtained a grant of land from the Sulpicians in the seigniory of Ville Marie (Montreal), at Côte St. Michel; and he died at Sault-au-Recollet, Montreal, in 1737. In 1704 he married Catherine Quevillon, of Rivière des Prairies; and he became the founder of the Papineau family in Canada. His descendants are to be found, not only in the different provinces of Canada, but also in the United States and in England. He was surnamed Montigny, after his place of origin, to distinguish him from others who had taken the name of Papineau, like the Papineau surnamed Deslauriers and the Papineau surnamed Vortville. These had taken the name Papineau, as some of their people had married into the Papineau family. Even to-day some of the Papineaus are known by the name of Montigny.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 85.


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