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HELP! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Joseph  PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO)

  (b. abt. 1645 Paris, France   d. bef. 5 July 1724 Maskinongé, Canada, New France )  

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Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was born abt. 1645 in Paris, France. Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was the child of ?   and   ?

Joseph was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.
To learn more about the Carignan-Salières soldiers, visit: Who Were the The Carignan-Salières Regiment? Uncovering the Heroes of New France

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

Joseph  married  Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE 16 September 1675 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE  was born 20 August 1658 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Madeleine died 30 September 1730 in Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph).  Marie-Madeleine was the child of Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHAINE, CHESNE) and Marie-Madeleine BELANGER.

Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) died bef. 5 July 1724 in Maskinongé, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Loubias Company

Born at St-Medard, Paris, France

Son of Henri Petit and Elisabeth Fontaine

Details of the family tree of Joseph 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.

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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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO)


Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) married Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE-- Date: 16 September 1675 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE was the child of Bertrand CHENAY dit LAGARENNE (CHAINE, CHESNE) and Marie-Madeleine BELANGER


Joseph Petit, son of Henry Petit and Elisabeth Fontaine
Marie Chenay, daughter of Bertrand Chenay and Marie Madeleine Bellanger

"The eldest, Marie Chenay, became god-daughter of Jean Gloria on 22 September 1658, and joined her life to that of Joseph Petit dit Bruneau, at Quebec on 16 September 1675. Marie saw ten children grow up at Trois-Rivieres and even became the Seigneuresse of Maskinonge. It was there that she died in 1730."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XII, Page 88

Children of Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) and Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE:

flag male ancestor Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) (b.22 August 1676, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 20 August 1749, , Québec Province, Canada )
m. Marie-Anne DALPE 8 January 1709 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
m. Marie-Jeanne-Anne BRISSET 5 June 1713 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
m. Agathe SICARD dite CARUFEL 28 February 1729 in Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)

flag female ancestor Marie-Magdelaine PETIT dite BRUNEAU (b.15 February 1678, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

flag female ancestor Marie-Jeanne PETIT (b.12 July 1680 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 13 March 1710 , Maskinongé, Canada, New France )
m. Claude CREVIER dit BELLERIVE 07 January 1706 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste PETIT dit BRUNEAU (b.19 November 1687 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Madeleine POTHIER 28 July 1725 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
m. Marguerite FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE 23 November 1740 in Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)

flag female ancestor Marie-Josephte PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) (b.26 February 1689 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Charles BRISSET (BRISSETTE) dit DUPAS 19 February 1716 in Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) (b.26 July 1691, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. ,  )
m. Jean-Baptiste CASAUBON 25 February 1715 in Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)

flag female ancestor Geneviève PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) (b.20 June 1696 , Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 8 June 1773, Louiseville, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Jacques BARON dit LUPIEN 10 January 1718 in Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)

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marriage1675 Marriage / Partner
Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) and Marie-Madeleine CHENAY dite LAGARENNE 16 September 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1676 Birth of Child
Joseph PETIT dit BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was born 22 August 1676, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1678 Birth of Child
Marie-Magdelaine PETIT dite BRUNEAU was born 15 February 1678, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1680 Birth of Child
Marie-Jeanne PETIT was born 12 July 1680 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1687 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste PETIT dit BRUNEAU was born 19 November 1687 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
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1689 Birth of Child
Marie-Josephte PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was born 26 February 1689 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1691 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was born 26 July 1691, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1696 Birth of Child
Geneviève PETIT dite BRUNEAU (BRUNO) was born 20 June 1696 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1710 Death of Child
Marie-Jeanne PETIT died 13 March 1710 , Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)
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