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HELP! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Jean  GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN

  (b. 12 December 1639 Périgueux, France   d. bef. 15 September 1694 Saint-Ours, Canada, New France )  

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Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN was born 12 December 1639 in Périgueux, France . Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN was the child of Jean GAZAILLE   and   Aubine REGNE dite AUCHINNE (REGNIER)

Jean was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Jean  married  Jeanne TOUZE 8 October 1668 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jeanne TOUZE  was born 17 November 1640 in St-Pierre-de-Dreux, Beauce, France.  Jeanne died 3 July 1726 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur). 

Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN died bef. 15 September 1694 in Saint-Ours, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Contrecoeur Company corporal

Details of the family tree of Jean appear below.
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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 Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec 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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1639 Birth
12 December 1639
Périgueux, France (Perigueux)
Gazaille, Jean (Saint-Germain), Company: Contrecoeur
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
1668 Marriage / Partner
Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN and Jeanne TOUZE 8 October 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Gazaille, Jean, dit St-Germaine, m. Jeanne Touze, 08 Oct. 1668
Corporal, Company: Contrecoeurr

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
1675 Birth of Child
Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN was born 28 December 1675, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1678 Birth of Child
Barbe GAZAILLE was born 8 March 1678, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
1683 Birth of Child
Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN was born 3 March 1683, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
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