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HELP! flag male ancestor  Pierre-François  PELOQUIN dit CREDIT

  (b. 21 February 1702 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 27 November 1776 Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Pierre-François PELOQUIN dit CREDIT was born 21 February 1702 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Pierre-François PELOQUIN dit CREDIT was the child of François PELOQUIN dit CREDIT   and   Marie NIQUET and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Mathurin PELOQUIN and Ambroise SYLLARD (SYLLART) (maternal)  Pierre-René NIQUET (NIQUETTE) and Françoise LEMOINE

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

Pierre-François  married  Geneviève TOURNOIS 31 August 1722 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Geneviève TOURNOIS  was born 8 May 1702 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Geneviève died 26 June 1782 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Geneviève was the child of Jean-Baptiste TOURNOIS and Marguerite BENOIT.

Pierre-François PELOQUIN dit CREDIT died 27 November 1776 in Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada .
Details of the family tree of Pierre-François 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 Flying Canoe
One of the most popular legends in French Canada is the one of the flying canoe,...Read MORE...
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 (
  • Baptism
    He was christened in Trois-Rivieres, May 30, 1702.
  • 1722 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre-François PELOQUIN dit CREDIT and Geneviève TOURNOIS 31 August 1722, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1731 Birth of Child
    Josephte PÉLOQUIN was born 7 August 1731, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1733 Birth of Child
    Pierre PÉLOQUIN dit CRÉDIT was born 1 June 1733, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1760
    7 Years War with England 1760 Province Québec, Canada -
    Member of 'Company of Sorel' militia'
    Pierre Crédit, 58
    The roll of the Company of Sorel (Compagnie de Sorel), microfilm reel C-15684, the Archives Nationales du Canada

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