Julien Coutancineau my seventh great grandfather!! Julien is considered "THE" ancestor of the Constantineau family as he is the earliest known progenitor.
Julien was born about 1630 in France. His parents names are unknown. He married Marie Langlois in 1657 in France. Julien Coutancineau was the first member of the Constantineau family to establish himself in New-France (Canada). He left Île de Ré, La Rochelle, France, in 1669, with his wife and children, , Marie, Michel, Pierre and Jeanne, and settled in Québec city, at rivière St-Charles. There they had three other children: Louis, Anne and Romaine. That is how my French-Canadian ancestry started. The name Coutancineau, was changed to Cottencineau, then Constantineau. Some other versions in the same family are Constantine, Constantino, Constant, Constine and my favorite Constantinople!! It sounds so royal!! I try to imagine life in the 16oo's and I can't. It must have been hard, but then they didn't know anything different. I would love to know how many descendants Julien has. I'm sure it's in the hundreds!! I'm proud to be one of them!!
How far back can you go on your family tree??