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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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take care of the younger children. Sometimes women had 15 children or more. Women made clothes for the family using cloth that she spun.

Source: teacherweb.com/ ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx


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.


Angers, France - Château d'Angers
The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was expanded to its current size in the 13th century. wikipedia
Angers, France
Château d'Angers
The Château d'Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley, in the département of Maine-et-Loire, in France. Founded in the 9th century by the Counts of Anjou, was... Read MORE...
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Angers, France - Cathédrale Saint-Maurice
Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE, PAYS DE LA LOIRE
Established 12-13th century
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Cathédrale Saint-Maurice Angers, MAINE-ET-LOIRE, PAYS DE LA LOIRE Established 12-13th century Source: Google maps
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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada  - Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
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Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Cathédrale de l'Assomption
362, rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières, QUÉBEC G9A 5J9
Established 1678
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immigrant flag  Jean-Guillaume  Vacher dit Lacerte

  (b. 21 April 1650Angers, France   d. 30 June 1720Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte was born 21 April 1650 in Angers, France. Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte was the child of

Jean-Guillaume was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1671.

He married  Anne Barillet 9 November 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Anne Barillet  was born abt. 1650 in , France .  She died abt. September 1672 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) . 

He married  (2) Marguerite Benoit 26 November 1685 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marguerite Benoit  was born October 1666 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) .  She died 11 September 1728 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest and Marie-Anne Guédon.

Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte died 30 June 1720 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .


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Born St-Pierre, Angers, Anjou, France

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Anne Barillet-- Date: 9 November 1671 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
"Upon arrival in New France, he settled in Quebec, where his presence was noted for the first time on the occasion of the signing of his marriage contract before Romain Becquet on 29 October 1671. On the following 9 November, still in Quebec, he married a King's daughter, Anne Barillet, daughter of Jean and of Anne Boudinier, of Saint-Sulpice in Paris... This young woman does not seem to have lived very long after the ordeal of the first birth, that of an anonymous child born on 22 September 1672, and buried the next day."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 247

Added: 4/4/2010 10:24:35 AM  
Updated: 4/4/2010



Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte married flag Marguerite Benoit-- Date: 26 November 1685 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


Marguerite Benoit was the daughter of Gabriel Benoit dit Laforest and Marie-Anne Guédon


Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
Jean Guy Vache dit la Serte, age 34
Marguerite Benoit, age 19, daughter of Gabriel Benoit and Anne Guedon

"After a dozen years of the solitary life, Jean-Guillaume found a second wife, in Trois-Rivieres. On 11 May 1685, before notary Antoine Adhemar, he made a contract of marriage with Marguerite Benoist, born in 1666, daughter of Gabriel Benoist dit Laforest and of Marie-Anne Guedon. The nuptial ceremony took place on the following 26 November in the church which the bridegroom had helped to construct. The act says that our ancestor was 34 years old, and that Marguerite as 19 years old."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume V, Page 248
Updated: 4/4/2010


Children:
flag Jean-Charles Vacher dit Lacerte (b.12 March 1686, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 September 1761, Yamachiche, Canada )

flag Marie-Madeleine Vacher dite Lacerte (b.16 March 1689, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 27 January 1745, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Vacher dite Lacerte (b.2 July 1691, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 16 February 1777, Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte (b.25 September 1693, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 26 September 1758, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Louise Vacher dite Lacerte (b.11 January 1696, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 20 April 1757, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Agathe Vacher dite Lacerte (b.18 July 1697, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 September 1725, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Anne Vacher dite Lacerte (b.abt. 1700, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 4 July 1786, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Marie Vacher dite Lacerte (b.27 December 1702, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 April 1734, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Françoise Vacher dite Lacerte (b.12 January 1705, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

flag Marie-Thérèse Vacher dite Lacerte (b.12 June 1707, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 4 July 1707, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

flag Jean-Baptiste Vacher dit Lacerte (b.17 October 1708, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 12 March 1772, Trois-Rivières, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Michel Vacher dit Lacerte (b.19 April 1711, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. ,  )





"Who was this Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Laserte, formerly known as Jean Guy? A descendant of this ancestor, Roger V. Lacerte, trace dhis French origins back to the great-grand-parents loated in Saint-Pierre d'Angers in Anjou (Maine-et-Loire). Mathurin Vacher and Perrine Chaveau were married about...Read MORE...


1671 Marriage / Partner
Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte and Anne Barillet 9 November 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1685 Marriage / Partner
Jean-Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte and Marguerite Benoit 26 November 1685, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1686 Birth of Child
Jean-Charles Vacher dit Lacerte was born 12 March 1686, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Vacher dite Lacerte was born 16 March 1689, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1691 Birth of Child
Marguerite Vacher dite Lacerte was born 2 July 1691, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1693 Birth of Child
Guillaume Vacher dit Lacerte was born 25 September 1693, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1696 Birth of Child
Marie-Louise Vacher dite Lacerte was born 11 January 1696, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1697 Birth of Child
Marie-Agathe Vacher dite Lacerte was born 18 July 1697, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1702 Birth of Child
Marie Vacher dite Lacerte was born 27 December 1702, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1705 Birth of Child
Françoise Vacher dite Lacerte was born 12 January 1705, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1707 Birth of Child
Marie-Thérèse Vacher dite Lacerte was born 12 June 1707, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1708 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Vacher dit Lacerte was born 17 October 1708, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1711 Birth of Child
Michel Vacher dit Lacerte was born 19 April 1711, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada


"...On 30 June 1720, the Recollet missionary priest, Hyacinthe Pelfresne, ministering to the parish of Trois-Rivieres, mentioned the death of Jean Guy de la Certe in the parish records. He was bout 72 years old and had received the last rites of the Church."

Thomas J. Laforest
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