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  (b. 14 May 1642 Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France   d. 15 April 1726 Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France )  

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Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was born 14 May 1642 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was the child of ?   and   ?

Léonard was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1669.

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

Léonard  married  Marie DAMOIS 15 October 1669 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie DAMOIS  was born abt. 1649 in France.  Marie died 20 December 1708 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales). 

Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE died 15 April 1726 in Neuville, Portneuf, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Charpentier et habitant

Son of Barthelemy Faucher and Sybille Briance

Details of the family tree of Léonard 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? The chief festivities in New France occurred at Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and May Day. On...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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 (
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (
  • 1642 Birth
    14 May 1642
    Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France
  • 1669 Marriage / Partner
    Léonard FAUCHER dit ST-MAURICE and Marie DAMOIS 15 October 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1670 Birth of Child
    Nicolas FAUCHER dit CHATEAUVERT was born 30 September 1670, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1672 Birth of Child
    Madeleine FAUCHER was born 17 June 1672, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1674 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine FAUCHER was born 4 September 1674, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1676 Birth of Child
    Elisabeth FAUCHER was born 15 November 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1679 Birth of Child
    Geneviève-Françoise FAUCHER was born 18 December 1679, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Dombour Neuville
    Leonard Faucher (dit St.-Maurice), 35
    Marie Damois, sa femme, 32
    Nicolas, 10
    Madeleine, 8
    Marie, 7
    Elisabeth, 4
    Genevieve, 1

    Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

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