Now, this would be quite the family reunion! For one group of people, their roots can all be easily traced back to one person. If you have the Tremblay last name, not only is it one of the most common in Canada, but almost everyone with it is related to this one guy named Pierre.\nResearching genealogy might not be this simple for everyone but if you fall into this group of people, there is so much that's known about the original Tremblay.\nAncestry told Narcity that the majority of people with this moniker in Quebec and Canada as a whole can be traced back to one French-Canadian ancestor.\nAlmost all of them are descendants of one guy, Pierre Tremblay.\nThis common ancestor arrived from France all the way back in 1647 after he was hired to work for 36 months in the French colonies of North America.\nHe worked for farmers on the north shore of the St Lawrence River before he settled in L'Ange Gardien, Quebec.\nPierre married Ozanne Achon and they had 12 children together but only 10 actually made it to adulthood.\nTheir six daughters are the maternal ancestors of the French-Canadian families Roussin, Gagné, Savard, Perron, Peymard dit Laforest and Pelletier.\nTheir four sons created the four branches of the Tremblay family tree when they each got married.\nPierre is believed to have died sometime between April 1687 and November 1689.\nView this post on Instagram Raise your flag 🇨🇦 #quebec #montreal #montrealquebec #montrealcanada #canada #canadalife #canadaflag #quebecflag #traveler #canadianlife #downtownmontreal A post shared by Alejandro Berroterahan (@aleberroterahan) on Jan 22, 2020 at 8:41am PST\nToday, Tremblay is the third most common last name in all of Canada behind Smith and Brown, according to Ancestry.\nResearch from the popular family history website shows that the country's last names haven't changed much in more than 100 years.\nBack in 1911, Smith and Brown were the first and second most common last names in the country just like they are today.\nThat same year there were only 11,603 Canadians with the surname Tremblay compared to 58,606 Smiths.\nView this post on Instagram As part of her family history project, Laura has been busy digitizing old family photos and papers. Tell us about a milestone you've reached with your family history journey this month. 👇 A post shared by Ancestry Canada (@ancestryca) on Apr 21, 2020 at 2:19pm PDT\n"Learning the history behind your name is a simple and quick way to uncover clues about your family’s heritage," Lesley Anderson, Ancestry family historian, told Narcity.\nThere's a free surname search tool on Ancestry.ca that lets Canadians learn about the history of their family origins.\nThat includes the meaning of the name, what their ancestors did for a living in Canada and their average lifespan.\nAs a Victoria Day long weekend treat, Ancestry's worldwide database is going to be free to use from May 15 to May 18.