Normandin is my married name; however, my husband is John Louis (Louis is pronounced in the French fashion). My daughter is Anne Marie Normandin. She is 17 years old and has corresponded a couple of times in the last few years with another "Anne Marie Normandin" in the U.S. Midwest. During their talks, a similar family legend emerged: In the early to late 1600s, three Normandin brothers (no names known) came to Canada from France to survey for the French King. They stayed and their were descendants are (most likely with Native American heritage) found in Canada, particularly in the Montreal, Quebec, vicinity. In every generation, there appears a birthmark that is identified with Native American ancestry.)
In Portland, Oregon, most of the Normandins are directly related to Frederick Normandin, Herbert Normandin (known as Unc)and Dr. Louis Normandin (known as Doc). Recently, other Normandins have arrived in Oregon, most notably, Luke Normandin, from Montreal, whom John and I met at Oregon State University during 1968-1972.
The Normandins in Portland carry the traditional names of John (Jean), Louis, Frederick, Fredrick, George, James, Herbert, Lyle, and Frank or Francis.
Just wanted to add to the family information. thanks, Chris