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

Ancestry of Stéphane Dion
Canada’s Ambassador to France

Stéphane Dion is a distinguished Canadian diplomat, public servant and academic, born on September 28, 1955 in Quebec City. He studied at Université Laval before obtaining a Doctorate in Sociology from the Institut d’études politiques in Paris, France.

On June 1, 2022, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion as Canada’s Ambassador to France. Mr. Dion remains the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, a position he has held since 2017. He is also accredited to Monaco.

Prior to this role, Stéphane Dion was Canada’s Ambassador to Germany from 2017 to 2022. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet headed by Justin Trudeau from 2015 to 2017.

In 2006, he became Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons, a position that he retained until 2008. Mr. Dion was previously Minister of the Environment from 2004 to 2005. He served as a Member of Parliament first in 1996, representing Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, and was re-elected seven consecutive times.

Before entering politics, Mr. Dion taught Political Science at Université de Moncton in 1984, then at Université de Montréal from 1984 to 1995. He has authored many scientific articles and books on public administration, organizational studies, political institutions, and environmental policies.

source: The Office of the Prime Minister. (2022, June 1). The Honourable Stéphane Dion. Prime Minister of Canada's website.

A dual citizenship (French and Canadian)

His father Leon Dion (1922-1997), a well-known professor, married to Denyse Kormann (1929-2010) on June 4, 1951 in Paris (France). Stéphane Dion and his three brothers and one sister all have dual Canadian-French citizenship, obtained via his mother Denyse who was born in Paris.

Family tree of Stéphane Dion


Ancestry of Stéphane Dion

perche-quebec.com has found more than one thousand Stéphane Dion’s ancestors. See details here.

Stéphane Dion
Ancestry of Stéphane Dion

Most frequent surnames in the paternal line of Stéphane Dion's family tree

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25
2
24
2
24
4
Martin
22
5
18
6
Caron
18
7
Dubé
17
7
Lemieux
17
9
15
9
15

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surname of pioneers from several French regions
surname coming from a single family of Percheron pioneers
surname not from Perche
notes
  • This chart shows the 10 most common surnames in the paternal line of Stéphane Dion's family tree. The names of ancestors present several times in the ancestry are counted as many times as they appear.
  • The statistics relate to the 1,059 ancestors of Stéphane Dion in his paternal line up to the 14th generation listed by perche-quebec.com in June 2022.
  • Most frequent surnames in the paternal line of Stéphane Dion's family tree
    source & infographics perche-quebec.com

    A descendant of the Percheron pioneer Jean Guyon (1592-1663)


    GUYON Jean (1592 Tourouvre - 1663 Beauport)
    ROBIN Mathurine Marie
    (~ end 16th Mortagne-au-Perche - 1662 Beauport)
    |
    GUYON Claude (1629-1694)
    COLIN Catherine (1633-1688)
    |
    GUYON Claude (1663-1728)
    BLOUIN Marie Catherine (1680-)
    |
    GUYON Joseph (1706-)
    BAUCHER Marie Brigite Thecle (1707-1777)
    |
    GUYON Jean Baptiste (1733-1810)
    MORISSET Marie Geneviève (1735-1769)
    |
    GUYON Jean Baptiste (-1820)
    LEMIEUX Françoise (1771-1848)
    |
    DION François (1804-1860)
    BÉRUBÉ Mathilde (1807-1878)
    |
    DION Candide (1843-1907)
    DUBÉ Louise (1852-1926)
    |
    DION Thomas (1878-1940)
    DANCAUSE Alice Eugénie (1884-1970)
    |
    DION Léon (1922-1997)
    KORMANN Denyse (1929-2010)
    |
    DION Stéphane (1955-)
    Stéphane Dion, ambassador of Canada to France

    Patrilineal line

    Patrilineal line

    As Celine Dion, Stéphane Dion is a descendant of the Percheron pioneer Jean Guyon baptized in Tourouvre (Orne, France) in 1592.

    The Patrilineal (male) line is the one through which the family name is generally passed on. In the case of Stéphane Dion, the family name has evolved over the generations from Guyon to Dion.

    Stéphane Dion, a cousin of Celine Dion, Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall...

    perche-quebec.com has discovered that Stéphane Dion has many family ties with other celebrities in politics (Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau), music (Celine Dion, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Marie-Nicole Lemieux), the film industry (Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie) and royalty (Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall)!

    perche-quebec.com has found out not less than:
     • 909 family links with Marie-Nicole Lemieux
     • 451 family links with Justin Bieber
     • 392 family links with Fabienne Thibeault
     • 323 family links with Xavier Dolan
     • 298 family links with Marc Ouellet
     • 253 family links with Isabelle Boulay
     • 252 family links with Ginette Reno
     • 203 family links with Hélène Mercier
     • 187 family links with Celine Dion
     • 187 family links with Jack Kerouac
     • 184 family links with Jean Paul Lemieux
     • 175 family links with Diane Tell
     • 158 family links with Diane Dufresne
     • 156 family links with Madonna
     • 123 family links with Angelina Jolie
     • 91 family links with Jim Carrey
     • 89 family links with André Gagnon
     • 75 family links with Justin Trudeau
     • 62 family links with Ryan Gosling
     • 62 family links with Hillary Clinton
     • 30 family links with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
     • 20 family links with Alanis Morissette

    All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers.

    For instance, the Percheron pioneer Zacharie Cloutier, an ancestor of most of the celebrities mentioned before, who was born in Mortagne-au-Perche.

    As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As the Percheron pioneers were among the very first French settlers to arrive in what was then known as New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.

    The Percheron ancestors of Stéphane Dion

    Besides Jean Guyon, the direct ancestor of Stéphane Dion born in Tourouvre, Stéphane Dion has many ancestors whose the origin is Perche. All immigrated in the 17th century.

    Emigrants Year of baptism Place of baptism (or birth) Year of migration Year of death Place of death
    Aloignon Pierre Denis1621*Moussonvilliers16471690Notre-Dame-de-Québec
    Bisson Gervais 1603*Contres1650*1674Québec
    Bisson Gervais 1642Pouvrai1652*1707Québec
    Boucher Jean Galeran 1633Saint-Langis-les-Mortagne16341714Rivière-Ouelle
    Boucher Marin 1587*Mortagne-au-Perche16341671Château-Richer
    Boulay Robert 1630*Perche16621707Montmagny
    Cloutier Anne 1626Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1648Québec
    Cloutier Jean 1620Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1690Québec
    Cloutier Louise Marie 1632Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1709Québec
    Cloutier Zacharie 1590*Mortagne-au-Perche16341677Château-Richer
    Cloutier Zacharie 1617Mortagne-au-Perche16341708Château-Richer
    Cote Jean[1] end 16th - early 17th-1635*1661Quebec
    Drouin Robert 1607Le Pin-la-Garenne1634*1685Château-Richer
    Dupont Xainte 1595*Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1680Château-Richer
    Fortin Julien 1621Notre-Dame-de-Vair16501690*Canada
    Fournier Guillaume 1620*Coulimer or Coulmer[2]1651*1699Montmagny
    Gagné Louis dit Bellavance 1643Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1653*1698Québec
    Gagné Pierre 1610Igé1653*1656Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Gagnon Marguerite 1598Tourouvre1643*1677Château-Richer
    Gagnon Pierre 1612La Ventrouze1640*1699Château-Richer
    Goulet Louise 1628La Poterie-au-Perche1669*1699L'Ange-Gardien
    Gravelle Joseph-Macé dit Brindilière 1614*France1641*1686Château-Richer
    Grenier Françoise -Perche16621709Montmagny
    Guyon Barbe Marie 1617Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1700Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Guyon Jean 1592Tourouvre16341663Beauport
    Guyon Marie 1624Mortagne-au-Perche1636*1696Cap-Saint-Ignace
    Landry Guillaume 1623La Ventrouze1655*1689Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Langlois Noël 1606Saint-Léonard-des-Parcs1634*1684Beauport
    Lehoux Françoise 1628La Ventrouze1647*1685Beaupré
    Lehoux Jacques 1580*Perche1647*1680Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Letartre René 1626Charencey1669*1699L'Ange-Gardien
    Mabille Michelle 1592Tourouvre16411665Québec
    Maheu Pierre, sieur des Hazards 1630Mortagne-au-Perche16511717Beauport
    Mallet Perrine 1604*Courgeon or Courgeoût16341687Château-Richer
    Paradis Guillaume 1644Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1716Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Paradis Marie 1639*Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1708Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Paradis Pierre 1604Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1675Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Pelletier Guillaume dit Globoteur end 16thBresolettes16411657Beauport
    Pelletier Jean 1627Tourouvre16411698La Pocatière
    Robin Mathurine end 16thMortagne-au-Perche1636*1662Beauport
    Roger Renée -La Ventrouze1640*-Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Rosée Marguerite 1615*Jauzé1653*-Canada
    Roussin Françoise 1631Tourouvre16511691Québec
    Roussin Jean 1597Tourouvre16501682L'Ange-Gardien
    Tavernier Eloi[3]end 16th / early 17thPerche1643*--
    Tavernier Marguerite 1627*Randonnai1643*1697Château-Richer
    Emigrant Year of baptism Place of baptism (or birth) Year of migration Year of death Place of death
    Aloignon Pierre Denis1621*Moussonvilliers16471690Notre-Dame-de-Québec
    Bisson Gervais 1603*Contres1650*1674Québec
    Bisson Gervais 1642Pouvrai1652*1707Québec
    Boucher Jean Galeran 1633Saint-Langis-les-Mortagne16341714Rivière-Ouelle
    Boucher Marin 1587*Mortagne-au-Perche16341671Château-Richer
    Boulay Robert 1630*Perche16621707Montmagny
    Cloutier Anne 1626Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1648Québec
    Cloutier Jean 1620Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1690Québec
    Cloutier Louise Marie 1632Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1709Québec
    Cloutier Zacharie 1590*Mortagne-au-Perche16341677Château-Richer
    Cloutier Zacharie 1617Mortagne-au-Perche16341708Château-Richer
    Cote Jean[1] end 16th - early 17th-1635*1661Quebec
    Drouin Robert 1607Le Pin-la-Garenne1634*1685Château-Richer
    Dupont Xainte 1595*Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1680Château-Richer
    Fortin Julien 1621Notre-Dame-de-Vair16501690*Canada
    Fournier Guillaume 1620*Coulimer or Coulmer[2]1651*1699Montmagny
    Gagné Louis dit Bellavance 1643Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1653*1698Québec
    Gagné Pierre 1610Igé1653*1656Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Gagnon Marguerite 1598Tourouvre1643*1677Château-Richer
    Gagnon Pierre 1612La Ventrouze1640*1699Château-Richer
    Goulet Louise 1628La Poterie-au-Perche1669*1699L'Ange-Gardien
    Gravelle Joseph-Macé dit Brindilière 1614*France1641*1686Château-Richer
    Grenier Françoise -Perche16621709Montmagny
    Guyon Barbe Marie 1617Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1700Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Guyon Jean 1592Tourouvre16341663Beauport
    Guyon Marie 1624Mortagne-au-Perche1636*1696Cap-Saint-Ignace
    Landry Guillaume 1623La Ventrouze1655*1689Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Langlois Noël 1606Saint-Léonard-des-Parcs1634*1684Beauport
    Lehoux Françoise 1628La Ventrouze1647*1685Beaupré
    Lehoux Jacques 1580*Perche1647*1680Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Letartre René 1626Charencey1669*1699L'Ange-Gardien
    Mabille Michelle 1592Tourouvre16411665Québec
    Maheu Pierre, sieur des Hazards 1630Mortagne-au-Perche16511717Beauport
    Mallet Perrine 1604*Courgeon or Courgeoût16341687Château-Richer
    Paradis Guillaume 1644Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1716Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Paradis Marie 1639*Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1708Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Paradis Pierre 1604Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1675Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
    Pelletier Guillaume dit Globoteur end 16thBresolettes16411657Beauport
    Pelletier Jean 1627Tourouvre16411698La Pocatière
    Robin Mathurine end 16thMortagne-au-Perche1636*1662Beauport
    Roger Renée -La Ventrouze1640*-Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Rosée Marguerite 1615*Jauzé1653*-Canada
    Roussin Françoise 1631Tourouvre16511691Québec
    Roussin Jean 1597Tourouvre16501682L'Ange-Gardien
    Tavernier Eloi[3]end 16th / early 17thPerche1643*--
    Tavernier Marguerite 1627*Randonnai1643*1697Château-Richer

    notes
     [*]  Estimated year
     [1]  The place of origin is not known. To some, Jean Cote was originated from Mortagne-au-Perche but there is no documented evidence.
     [2]  Guillaume Fournier may be originated from Coulimer or Coulmer, both villages located in Orne (France). Coulimer is part of Perche but not Coulmer. The surmane Fournier is still used in Coulimer today but not in Coulmer.
     [3]  There is no documented evidence that Eloi Tavernier moved to Canada. According to Mrs. Montagne, he attended the wedding of his daughter Marguerite on May 1, 1644 in Quebec, but according to PRDH, he is not mentioned in the marriage record.
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