Goals of the Besner Family Association

- For purely philanthropic purposes and without the intention of financial gain for its members to promote, develop and popularize history, genealogy or any other matter affecting the Besner family.

- Search, collect, store and make available all documents, photos, newspaper clippings, family objects or any other items that may add to the family history. Print, publish, publish and distribute magazines, newspapers, periodicals and more generally disseminate any information relating to the history of the family.

- Encourage the meeting and exchange between all descendants of the Besner family.

  IN WITNESS WHERE LETTERS WERE ISSUED BY the Inspector of Financial Institutions of Québec under the Companies Act, on June 16, 2000 under the number 1149407000

The members of the 2021 Board of Directors

For contact information & biographies of CA 2021 members, visit the menu tab Members

André Besner

Laurent Besner

Patricia Besner
Secretary Treasurer

Estelle Cloutier

Yvan Besner

André Besner

Isabelle Besner

To become a member


We can talk of arms in the case of our family, for the good reason that we are not of noble descent. We can however give it a distinctive sign of the logo type. Here is one, the one we chose.

In the left upper space, the cross of the counts of Toulouse which became the logo of the Midi-Pyrénées region in France, place of origin of our ancestor. (red, bordered in gold, on a white background)

In the right upper space an anchor, (white on blue) that appeared on the flag independent companies of the Navy, which included our ancestor between 1752 and 1760

In the lower left space, the flower of Lily (white on blue) which represents the France of the former regime and also found as a symbol of the current Quebec.

In the right lower space, (red on white) maple leaf, symbol of the Canada where our family has grown.

Two banner summed up the spelling of the family name in 1752 (Bezanaire) and the one who is the most popular in the year 2000 (Besner).

This excludes not that there has been and there are still other ways to write it:
Bezner, Bezenert, Bessenère, 
Bessenaire. Bisnair