Origin of Surname
(French) A butcher; a blood-thirsty man.
An etymological dictionary of family and Christian names - By William Arthur - 1857.
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1603 - March 15: Samuel de Champlain set sail for Quebec from Honfleur, France following in the path of Jacques Cartier to the St Lawrence River and Tadoussac
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1608 - The telescope is invented (Galileo, Italy) 1615 - Trois Rivieres existed as fur trading post since 1615...
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1619 Marriage / Union
Gaspard Boucher and Nicole Lemaire 12 December 1619, , France (see below)
1634 - August, 1634 - Samuel de Champlain rebuilds ruins of Québec, enlarges fortifications, builds fort at mouth of St-Maurice; starts another at Trois-Rivieres.
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1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins. 1650 - Nine Frenchmen are killed at Three Rivers by the Iroquois.
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The small post at Trois-Rivieres suffered a number of attacks... The Iroquois usually arrived by canoe in complete silence. Using harquebuses and tomahawks, they killed Frenchmen who were out hunting game.
On June 6, 1651, Pierre Boucher, in charge of the Trois-Rivieres post, was ordered to create small companies of militia.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
1656 - The pendulum clock is invented (Christiaan Huygens, Netherlands) 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees. Death
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20 May 1662
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)