Avril Lavigne

Lavigne in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Avril Ramona Lavigne

Place of Birth: Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: September 27, 1984

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, French, Polish, English, Irish, Scottish, small amount of Breton

Avil Lavigne is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born to a devout Christian family. Avril means April and Lavigne means “the vineyard” in French.

Avril is the daughter of Judith-Rosanne “Judy” (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Lavigne.

Her father was born at RCAF Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, Moselle, France, where his own father was stationed. He is of French-Canadian, French, and Polish descent, and also has a small amount of Breton and English, as well as remote Irish, ancestry. He s a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler.

Avril’s mother has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestors.

Avril does not speak French, though she has a French passport. She is married to musician Chad Kroeger.

Avril’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Arthur Tessier.

Avril’s paternal grandfather was Joseph-Charles Yves-Maurice Lavigne (the son of Osias Joseph Lavigne and Anita/Marie-Josephine Finger). Yves was born in Saint-Jérôme, Québec. Osias was the son of Joseph Lavigne and Marie-Victoire/Victoria Tremblay. Anita was the daughter of Charles Finger, who was a French emigrant, from Dijon, Côte-d’Or, and of Malvina Beauvais. Victoria’s maternal sixth great-grandmother, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, was a Weskarini Algonquin First Nation.

Avril’s paternal grandmother was named Lucie Dzierzbicki/Dzierbicki. Lucie was French, from Morhange, Moselle, and was of Polish descent.

Avril’s maternal grandfather was William John Loshaw (the son of Samuel Loshaw and Martha Donaldson). William was born in Ontario. Samuel was the son of George Washington Loshaw and Lydia Jane Brewster. Martha was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Donaldson and Margaret/Margarett Cowan.

Avril’s maternal grandmother was Ramona Luella Bartman (the daughter of Samuel Hugh Bartman and Violet Lucinda Smith). Ramona was born in Ontario. Samuel was born in Limerick, Ireland, the son of Joseph Bartman and Diana Scales. Violet was the daughter of Asa Smith and Luella Lucinda Winters/Winter.

Sources: Genealogies of Avril Lavigne – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
http://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Avril Lavigne (focusing on her father’s side) – http://bowergenealogy.ca

Genealogy of Avril’s paternal grandfather, Joseph-Charles Yves-Maurice Lavigne – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Avril Lavigne (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Obituary of Avril’s maternal grandmother, Ramona Luella (Bartman) Loshaw – https://steelefuneralhome.ca

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  1. Manila says:

    Avril’s father, Jean-Claude Lavigne, was born at RCAF Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, Moselle, France, where his father was stationed there. He also has small amount of Breton and English, as well as remote Irish ancestry. He s a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. Avril’s mother is named Judith-Rosanne “Judy” Loshaw.

    Avril’s paternal line can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Arthur Tessier.

    Yves was born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. Victoria’s maternal sixth great-grandmother, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, was a Weskarini Algonquin First Nation. Charles Finger was a French emigrant, from Dijon, Côte-d’Or.

    Lucie Dzierzbicki was French, from Morhange, Moselle, and was of Polish descent.

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