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Notes for Catherine-Marie Antoine SCYANIFS LANDROCHE RAPIN


An interesting side note about Catherine's surname is that the nickname of Scayanis or Skianis (various spellings), according to several genealogists, is of native origin. It appears that Catherine's grandfather, André Rapin dit Scayanis, the adopted son of André Rapin dit Lamusette (died 1694), was one of a few "panis" or "Pawnees" Indian children sold as captives and brought in New France by explorers and furtraders in the early 1680s.
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