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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Adrien (André)  BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE

  (b. 1643, France   d. 1 March 1722La Prairie, Canada, New France )  

Adrien (André) BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE was born 1643 in , France. Adrien (André) BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE was the child of

Adrien (André) was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marie DESHAYES 1668 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marie DESHAYES  was born 1643 in Rouen, France .  She died 18 December 1707 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Adrien (André) BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE died 1 March 1722 in La Prairie, Canada, New France .
Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan
Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, a seigneur's home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur's dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

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Adrien (André) BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Marie DESHAYES-- Date: 1668 Place: Sorel, Canada, New France

flag Pierre BETOURNE (BETOURNAY) (b.1669, Longueuil, Canada, New France   d. 19 October 1702, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) (b.23 May 1684, Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 23 March 1726, Verchères, Canada, New France )

Events During the Lifetime of Adrien (André) BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) dit LAVIOLETTE

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1684 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne BERTOURNE (BETOURNAY) was born 23 May 1684, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)
1702 Death of Child
Pierre BETOURNE (BETOURNAY) died 19 October 1702, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1707 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie DESHAYES died 18 December 1707, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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