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I’m leaving on a jet plane shortly, headed to the Northeast. I pulled this one out of my backside. Not my usual post but hopefully you’ll enjoy it. TTFN

Oliver Charbonneau was born in Aunis, France circa 1613. Nothing is written about his childhood however, he started working as a sewer cleaner. He immigrated to Canada settling in Laval, Quebec. There are only two surviving records of the family name of Charbonneau circa 1659.

When he arrived in Quebec he was hired as a “manual laborer” interpretation of this means he did spade work on farms as he did not have his own plough. To pay for his passage and living accommodations he signed a two-year contract.

Estimates suggest 97% of the Charbonneau families in North American are descendants of Oliver and his wife. He is the ancestor of around 35,000 people. A side note is that the entire population of Labelle can be traced back to him.

Some notable people are Antoine Labelle, Hubert Charbonneau, Toussaint Charbonneau, Joseph Charbonneau and Yvon Charbonneau. He died in Montreal in 1687 he was 74. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.


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Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Holy cow, 97%! Talk about Father Abraham. Safe travels to you James!

Jun 12, 2017 03:12 AM #1
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a different kind of accomplishment. He invented a lot of people.

Jun 12, 2017 03:53 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I enjoyed this one. Where are you going? If you're close, I'd love to meet you.

Jun 12, 2017 03:57 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Have a great trip, James.  I hope you run into some of his descendants while you're up there.

Jun 12, 2017 04:42 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Safe travel and your right this one was from left field.

Jun 12, 2017 04:52 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He dug himself out of a hole.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 12, 2017 05:24 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. So many thoughts, so little time! Enjoy your day and trip!

Jun 12, 2017 06:40 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Have a safe and fun trip my friend!  Thanks for always sharing the lives of interesting people with us!

Jun 12, 2017 08:32 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Wow! That is a lot of people! If I ever meet a Charbonneau I will be thinking of this post!  Have a great trip!

Jun 12, 2017 12:19 PM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Jun 12, 2017 02:40 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- safe trip!!! And this is a very interesting story about Oliver Charbonneau. It's fun to be able to trace your family history. 

Jun 12, 2017 05:14 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Even when you pull one out of your backside; you amaze me James Dray 

Jun 12, 2017 08:00 PM #12
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... enjoy! Living to 74, by the way, in the 17th century was quite an achievement!

Jun 13, 2017 04:02 AM #13
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Now that is a serious lineage! 

Jun 13, 2017 01:22 PM #14
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Wow, just wow. That is a lot. Let us not forget Lizette & Joelle Charbonneau.

Jun 22, 2017 08:19 AM #15
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'd like to see that family reunion! Have a safe trip!

Jul 12, 2017 06:09 AM #16
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