After the family of Francois Noel Vanasse got settled in their new homeland , they
began to move around and establish a new identity as they began a new life . This is the beginning of the different branches
of the family in the New World .
VANASSE DIT VERTEFEUILLE
Nicolas , the first born ,would marry Jeanne Bergeron
( Francois and Etienette Leclerc ) on January 11 ,1701 at Trois-Rivieres .He would add the name of Vertefeuille to his own
. He would establish himself at Maskinonge south of Trois-Rivieres on the north side of the St. Lawrence River . His posterity
would grow numerous and some would later move across the river into the parishes of Yamaska . Most families of this branch
have retained the name of Vanasse .
As a postnote one branch of this family immigrated to Michigan
in the mid 1800s and translated their name to GREENLEAF .
VANASSE DIT BASTIEN
Sebastien would marry
Suzanne Baron dit Lupien (Nicolas and Marie Marthe Chauvin)in Louiseville on January 7 ,1718 . His children would add Bastien
to their name and would also live in the Maskinonge area . Families of this branch have dropped Vanasse and go by Bastien.
NB There is also a branch of the Bastien clan that took the surname Vertefeuille and
kept it as their last name.They are the descendants of Joseph Vanasse dit Bastien and Marie Rose Martin-Pelland (married 1777
at Maskinonge ) , whose first husband was a Joseph Vanasse dit Vertefeuille .
VANASSE DIT PRECOURT
Vanasse would marry Marie Joseph Le Fettey dit Lamontagne ( Jean and Suzanne Rabouin ) on December 26 ,1708.
name of Precourt to their own , this family would be among the early pionneers of the Baie du Febvre in Yamaska on the south
side of the St. Lawrence River . Families of this branch have dropped Vanasse and use solely the surname of Precourt .
(with no additions)
Etienne , the last son of Francois Noel , would marry Charlotte Dubois ( Antoine and Marie Marthe
Moral ) 0n November 15 ,1717 at St. Francois du Lac . They would stay in the region on the south side of the river and populate
VANASSE DIT BEAUVAIS
This branch is an offshoot of the Vanasses dit Vertefeuille.
Louis Vanasse dit
Vertefeuille , a grandson of Nicolas , declared himself Louis Beauvais at a family wedding in 1783 and hence the beginning
of the Vanasses dit Beauvais . Families of this branch have kept the surname of Vanasse .
Today : THE VARIOUS VANASSE SURNAMES
Vanasse dit Bastien = Bastien
Vanasse dit Bastien/Vertefeuille = Vertefeuille
Vanasse dit Precourt = Precourt
Vanasse , Vanasse dit Beauvais and Vanasse dit Vertefeuille = Vanasse
Vannasse = descendants of Alexandre Vanasse and Philomene Verrier who setlled in Cambridge
Vanase = form of Vanasse used in Eastern Connecticut .
Vanouse - Vanasses in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Vanoss - Vanasses who settled in the White Earth Indian Reservation in Becker County Minnesota
Venasse - Vanasses who settled in Ontario Province and Western Canada
Greenleaf - Vanasse( dit Vertefeuille) branch that settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Vadenais - Vanasse ( dit Beauvais) branch that settled around Otter Lake Pontiac County Quebec
NOTE - Vertefeuille can also be associated with the Bachan dit Vertefeuille family .
Precourt can also be associated with the Degres dit Precourt .
Bastien is associated with at least seven other families in Quebec most notably Rocan dit Bastien .
Bastien can also be German .