The Perche, region of emigration to Quebec in the 17th century
The Perche, region of emigration
to Quebec in the 17th century
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Madonna

Ancestry

Julien Fortin

Her Percheron
ancestors

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Madonna talks about her French direct ancestor, Julien Fortin,
in the TV show "La chanson numero 1"
broadcasted on France 2, June 8 2003

Ancestry of Madonna

When Madonna came to Quebec in 1987 for the «Who's That Girl Tour», she revealed that her mother was French-American. Suddenly, genealogists started researches. "It took more than two years mainly because Michigan has no marriage registers like in Quebec" explains René Jetté. This Canadian professor from Montreal University, author of a dictionary of the families of Quebec that makes authority, made team with an American colleague Gail F. Moreau. They published in 1994 the fruit of their research in the magazine Michigan's Habitant Heritage, Journal of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan from which the following family tree is extracted.

From the Perche (France) to Michigan...

Madonna's maternal grandparents had the same last name FORTIN. A single patronym that covers two parallel adventures of French-Canadian immigrants to Michigan at the end of the 19th century. At that time, it was hard to find a job for the French-speaking Canadians and many tried their chance in the West.

Both branches of Fortin who settled in Michigan had the same origin in Quebec. In the early 18th century, Louis Fortin got married for the first time with Anne Bossé at Cap-Saint-Ignace in 1714. They gave birth to Claude Fortin, ancestor of the maternal grandmother of Madonna, Elsie Fortin.

In 1735, Louis Fortin got married for the second time with Madeleine Langelier; their son, Augustin Fortin, is the ancestor of Willard Fortin, the maternal grandfather of Madonna.

This Louis Fortin is the grandson of the first Fortin who arrived in 1650 in New France: Julien Fortin born in the parish Notre-Dame-de-Vair, part of the village Saint-Cosme-en-Vairais, (Sarthe, FRANCE) today.

source: after an article of Georges Poirier published in the daily newspaper Ouest-France on January 12th, 1995.



Elsie Fortin, Madonna's grand-mother

Madonna’s grandmother, Elsie Fortin, died in 2011.

Madonna’s grandmother, Elsie Fortin, has died on Wednesday, March 8, 2011. She was just three months away from turning 100 years old.

Fortin lived in on North Dean Street in Bay City where she passed away. She was born in Standish, Michigan. She married William Fortin in November of 1929. She had eight children, 36 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. To read her full obituary, click here.


Julien Fortin, the French maternal ancestor of Madonna


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FORTIN Simon (1575-1617)
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FORTIN Julien ((e) 1599-1679)
LAVYE Marie (1601-1628)
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FORTIN Julien dit Bellefontaine (1621 Notre-Dame-de-Vair - ~1690)
GAMACHE Genevieve (1636 Saint-Illiers-la-Ville - 1709 Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours L'Islet)
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FORTIN Eustache ( ~1658-1736)
CLOUTIER Louise (1676-)
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FORTIN Louis (1711-1788)
BLANCHET Marie Françoise (1709-1753)
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FORTIN François (~1750-1780)
DANDURAND Marie Louise (1744-)
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FORTIN Genevieve (~1780-)
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FORTIN Charles Thomas (1656-1735)
CLOUTIER Xainte (~1661-1725)
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FORTIN Louis (1690-1749)
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1st marriage
BOSSE Marie Anne (1693-1734)
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FORTIN Claude Joseph (~ 1712-1799)
METHOT Marie Jeanne (1724-1789)
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FORTIN Joseph Romain (~ 1750-)
DELISLE Marie Louise (~ 1755-)
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FORTIN Joseph (1774-)
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2nd marriage
LANGELIER Marie Madeleine (1707-)
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FORTIN Augustin Magloire (1739-1800)
THIBAULT Marie Judith (1755-)
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FORTIN Augustin (~ 1785-)
GAUDREAU Marie-Euphrosine (1788-)
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FORTIN Narcisse (~1825-)
RIOUX Felecite (~1820-)
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FORTIN Narcisse (1860-1903)
LAJOIE Rose (1869-)
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FORTIN Willard (1903-1959)
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FORTIN François (~ 1810-< 1855)
BLIER Marie Victoire (1814-)
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FORTIN Henri Nazaire (1840->1900)
DANIEL Emilie (1845-1906)
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FORTIN Henri Guillaume (1867-~1920)
DEMERS Marie-Louise (1875-1929)
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FORTIN Elsie Mae (1911-2011)
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FORTIN Madonna Louise (1932-1963)
Madonna's mother
CICCONE Silvio Anthony (1931-)
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CICCONE Madonna Veronica Louise (1958)
Madonna, From France to Michigan