The surname Blouin means blue as in a cloudless sky or like a calm carribean sea.
Emery / Mery Blouin, the scion of North America’s Blouin Family, was born in 1641 to Andrew and Francoise Blouin (Bounin) in Saint-Pierre d’Etisson, diocese of Lucon Poitou.
He arrived in New France in 1664; the ship he arrived on was either the White Eagle (Fressinque) or the Black Amsterdam. For three years he worked as an indentured servant in order to re-pay his passage.
In 1667, he received a three acre parcel of land in front of St. John on the Isle of Orleans. This acquisition was adjacent to three acres of land which he already owned. In return for this land he was required to work earnestly for the rest of his days.
On November 30, 1669, he took as his wife Marie Carreau at Chateau-Richer. She was a native Quebecer born and baptized about March 20, 1655.
According to the 1681 census, Mery was 40 and Mary 26 years. They declared as goods: 1 gun, 7 cattle and 15 acres of land under cultivation. From their union were born fourteen children between the years 1671 and 1699. From these children sprang the Blouin family of America.
Mery Blouin died and was buried on July 14, 1707 at St. John, Quebec after 38 years of marriage. Marie Carreau survived her husband by an additional 15 years. She ultimately joined her husband in death on February 10, 1722.
Translator: Mark F. Rabideau http://many-roads.com