Birth Name: Avril Ramona Lavigne
Place of Birth: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: September 27, 1984
*father – French-Canadian, French, Polish, small amounts of Breton and English, remote Irish
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish
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; Jean-Claude’s parents were Canadian. He is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler.
Avril does not speak French, though she has a French passport.
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, La Rivière-du-Nord, 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, Forbach-Boulay-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.
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
Obituary of Avril’s maternal grandmother, Ramona Luella (Bartman) Loshaw – https://steelefuneralhome.ca