Trepanier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Brittany (French: Bretagne) is the region of ancient France from which the name Trepanier was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany.

Early Origins of the Trepanier family

The surname Trepanier was first found in Brittany.

Romain Trepanier, born in 19th April 1627, son of Charles and Marie (née Marette), travelled from Normandy, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Geneviève Drouin, born on 19th October 1643, daughter of Robert and Anne (née Cloutier), on 24th April 1656. They remained in Quebec together until Romain passed away at Château-Richer on 20th March 1702. [1]

Early History of the Trepanier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trepanier research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1871, 1881, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Trepanier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trepanier Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Trepanier, some of which include Trepanier, Trépanier, Trepannier and many more.

Early Notables of the Trepanier family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals from Canada, such as Adolphe Trépanier, who was a farmer in Saint-Stanislas in 1871; Augustin Trépanier was a mason in Levis, Quebec in 1871; Nicolas Trépanier was a sailor in Château-Richer in 1871; Venant Trépanier was a shoemaker in Sainte-Geneviève in 1871; François-Xavier Trépanier was a priest in Ch-des-Sourdes-Muett in 1881; Alphonse Trépanier was a constable in Montreal in 1891; Charles Trépanier...
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Canada Trepanier migration to Canada +

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Trepanier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trepanier were

Trepanier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Trépanier, who married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1712
  • Marguerite Trépanier married in Quebec in 1717
  • Jean Trépanier married in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1745
  • Augustin Trépanier married in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade in 1750
  • Jean Trépanier married in Batiscan, Quebec in 1759
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Trepanier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Trepanier, aged 43, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923
  • Francois Xavier Trepanier, aged 44, who settled in Price, Quebec, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Trepanier (post 1700) +

  • Troy Trepanier, American automobile designer and builder, owner of Rad Rides by Troy in Manteno, Illinois
  • Jacques Trepanier (b. 1962), French professional footballer
  • Myriam Trépanier (b. 1986), French Canadian two-time gold medalist and former women's ice hockey player with the Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey program
  • Léon Trépanier (1881-1967), French Canadian journalist, historian and politician, president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montreal from 1925 to 1929
  • Cory Trepanier (b. 1968), Canadian landscape painter and Gemini Award winning filmmaker
  • Jean-Guy Trepanier (b. 1932), Canadian former politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly in Quebec (1965-1966)
  • Pascal Trepanier (b. 1973), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenseman who played from 1994 to 2012
  • Violette Trépanier (b. 1945), Canadian politician, Liberal member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1985 to 1994


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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