The name in Quebec is officially Benoit and Benway is an American
adaptation. A number of Benoits came from France at different times in the 1600's. Paul Benoit dit Livernois who came to Montreal (Ville-Marie) in 1653. is the earliest
Following are others, thebetter known are;
Abel Benoit 1665
Etienne Benoit dit Lajeunesse 1670
Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest 1665
Alexandre Benoit 1686
Antoine Gabriel Francois Benoist 1715-1776 military -'officer whose family
went to live at Saint Louis Missouri after the British conquest in 1760.
All of the above came through New France or what is now Quebec as their port of entry to North America.
Separate from this are the Acadian Benoits who also came from France but
settled in what is now the province of Nova Scotia. These are descendants
of Gabriel Benoit who arrived to Acadia in the early 17th century. Louis
Benoit from New Brunswick( firstname.lastname@example.org ) has made an excellent
book on the Acadian Benoits and also more data.You might want to ask him. All of the above leftfamilies; Paul Benoit dit Livernois and the Acadian
Gabriel Benoit are the largest families in North America.
Pierre and Joseph are very common names for boys and Lucie is not too
frequent for girls. However the name Paro could be tricky as it could also
be an American adaptation the Quebec name such as Perron, Perrot,
Perreault, Porreau to name a few.
I did check the Big Drouin Institute books 29 vol setand also the 3 vol
set for Benoits and no entries under the above names.
Sorry cannot do more, but if you make it upwards to Quebec let me know. As
Danny Cadorette may have mentioned I do professional research and managed
to solve his problem. One of my sepcialities is the link between Northen
Vermont and Quebec where lots of ancestors are lost due to changes in