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Bosse surname | Montmagny Quebec


Jean Bosse / Bousse|  Marie-Madeleine Pelletier

November 8th, 1762, Montmagny

[Occ.-]  [Baptismal record]


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



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Bosse, Etienne | Theriault, Sophie

Married: 18 Sep 1837 St Andre Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC C AN

Bosse, Hilaire | Ouellet, Marie

Married: 1833 Riviere Ouelle Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Bosse, Hubert | Theriault, Hermine

Married: 21 Feb 1860 St Pascal Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Bosse, Jean | Pelletier, Madeleine

Married: 8 Nov 1762 St-Thomas Montmagny Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN

Bosse, Jean Baptiste I Caron, Reine

Married: 1792 St Jean Port Joli L’Islet QC CAN

Bosse, Jean Baptiste | Theriault, Louise

Married: 14 Jan 1822 St Louis Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Bosse, Joseph | Theriault, Celina

Married: 7 Feb 1877 Ste Helene Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Bosse, Joseph | Plourde, Marguerite

Married: 1862 St-Basile Madawaska NB CAN

Bosse, Louis | Dionne, Anastasie

Married: est.1840

Bosse, Maurice | Berube, Anastasie

Married: 1797 La Pocatiere Kamouraska QC CAN

Bosse, Olivier | Mailloux, Hermine

Married: 1866 St Georges de Cacouna Riviere du Loup QC CAN

Bosse, Olivier | Theriault, Anne

Married: 3 Feb 1863 St Arsene Riviere du Loup Temiscouata Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN


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  1. I am trying to find the truth about my gg grandfather who we were told he was a Micmak Indian and was adopted as a baby to a french family, his name was Ignace Bosse who his supposed adoptive family was ignace and Julie Bosse. I think the baby iglace real parents name were Mary and Catin Dirnne? If anyone has any information please let me know it has been a mistery in our family and we would like closer. Thank you


    Comment by Diane | January 18, 2018 | Reply

    • I need help finding anything on the Dirnne family from Quebec or New Brunswick. Thank you


      Comment by Diane | February 14, 2018 | Reply

      • Hello,
        That’s a new surname for me. Do you have the names of a married couple or two – perhaps with children? And most importantly, a time period even if estimated?


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 14, 2018 | Reply

  2. Hello, thank you for replying, I know that my gg grandfather Ignace had brothers name prudent and Xavier , I’m not sure if they were all Dirnne? Ignace was born around 1838/ 39. Ignace had a son name Michel Bosse which was my grandfather. I’m not sure where to look for information to say he was an native Indian. Thank you


    Comment by Diane | February 21, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      There isn’t a simple,single source to find out if someone was native. Usually you need to start with census records and sometimes marriage records which indicate ethnic origin. Yours sounds like a difficult case because it involved adoption.
      One thing I would do after nailing down the lineage (which you seem to have done) is to look at the census records from 1860s to see what surnames are popping up in the area.
      Also, what is your source for your information about possible names being Mary and Catin Dirmne?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 21, 2018 | Reply

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