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immigrant flag male ancestor  Gabriel  BÉRARD dit LEPINE

  (b. 9 October 1644 Le Mans, France   d. 12 January 1710 Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )  

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Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE was born 9 October 1644 in Le Mans, France. Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Gabriel was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1673.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Geneviève HAYOT 23 October 1673 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Geneviève HAYOT  was born abt. 1658 in Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery).  She died aft. 1730 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She was the daughter of Jean HAYOT (AYOTTE) and Louise PELLETIER.

Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE died 12 January 1710 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .

NOTE: Unable to find death record. Not positive this date/ place is correct.


Details of the family tree of Gabriel appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec 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 Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE
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    Baptism St-Martin, Chateau-Du-Loir, Mans, Maine, France
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  • Gabriel Berard
    'Gabriel and family resided at d'Autray 1673-1696 where they owned farms and then moved to Neuville, Farm records: Adhemar 13 Nov 1673, Becquet 6 May 1674, Becquet 6 Oct 1675, Bourgine 4 May 1685, Chambalon 21 Nov 1705 (documents Neuville purchase of 27 Apr 1696). His childrens' baptisms were recorded at Sorel because it was the only church in the area. In 1696, the family moved to Neuville. No residential stay at Chateau Richer. His daughter...Read MORE...


  • 1644 Birth
    9 October 1644
    Le Mans, France
  • 1673 Marriage / Partner
    Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE and Geneviève HAYOT 23 October 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1681 Canadian Census Signeurie d'Autray
    Gabriel Berard, 38
    Genevive Hayot, sa femme, 25
    enfants:
    Louise, 7
    Gabriel, 1 mois

    Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
  • 1681 Birth of Child
    Gabriel BÉRARD dit LEPINE was born 16 September 1681 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Geneviève BÉRARD was born 12 August 1683, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1685 Birth of Child
    Pierre-Louis BÉRARD was born 6 August 1685 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)


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