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Re: TESSIER/CASEY
Posted by: Jan (ID *****6180) Date: December 21, 2003 at 19:31:47
In Reply to: Re: TESSIER/CASEY by Sara Burkholder of 1317

Harriet Tacey...Henri Tessier/Petronella Droomers
Henri Tessier...Prosper Tessier/Henriette Charron dite Ducharme
Prosper Tessier...Simon Tessier/Marie-Charlotte Jacques
Simon Tessier Jean-Baptiste Tessier/Therese Huppe dite Lagroix/Lacroix
Jean-Baptiste Tessier-dit-Lavigne...Jacques/Marie-Anne Sauliquin
Jacques Tessier-dit-Lavigne...Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne/Marguerite Lucier
Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne...Urbain Ignace Tessier-dit-Lavigne/Marie Archambault
etc.


So we do have the first 3 North American lines in common. From the looks of it, your first American was about 3rd or 4th cousin to my first. I'd also venture to guess that Mary Grossman had a lot more to do with changing the name to "Casey" than anyone else. When the Brits married the French, there was a natural tendency to distance themselves from the "dirty" French-Canadians. Casey is a very Irish name and they might have used that to sound less French. Just speculation, but the coincidence is pretty striking.


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