immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Claude  COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE

  (b. abt. 1649 France   d. bef. 26 July 1678 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Claude COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE was born abt. 1649 in France. Claude COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE was the child of

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

He married  Françoise SIMEON 1672 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Françoise SIMEON  was born abt. 1646 in France.  She died 15 May 1699 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation). 

Claude COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE died bef. 26 July 1678 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Claude COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE

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Claude COIGNAC (COGNAC) dit LAJEUNESSE married immigrant flag  Françoise SIMEON-- Date: 1672 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
(CANADA) - PRDH - Universite de Montreal

PRDH indicates that Claude Cognac Lajeunesse and Francoise Simon signed a contract of marriage at an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada

PRDH indicates that a marriage contract was signed between Gilles Dufault and Francoise Simon at an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada in 1678.


flag  Pierre COIGNAC (COGNAC) (b.3 September 1675, Sorel, Canada, New France  d. 4 January 1741, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Louise PLANTE 6 June 1702
m. Marie-Françoise FORGUES dite MONROUGEAU 5 June 1735

flag  Marie-Anne COIGNAC dite GAGNON (b.11 October 1678, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 29 March 1749, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. François PLANTE 25 October 1700

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1675 Birth of Child
Pierre COIGNAC (COGNAC) was born 3 September 1675, Sorel, Québec, Canada
1678 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne COIGNAC dite GAGNON was born 11 October 1678, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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