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flag male ancestor  François  VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT

  (b. 20 November 1679 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France   d. abt. 1760 Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada )  

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François VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born 20 November 1679 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France . François VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was the child of François-Noel VANASSE   and   Jeanne FOURRIER

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Josephte LEFETTEY 24 December 1708 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie-Josephte LEFETTEY  was born 7 April 1690 in Sorel, Québec, Canada.  She was the daughter of Jean LE FETTEY dit LAMONTAGNE and Suzanne RABOUIN.

François VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT died abt. 1760 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada .
Details of the family tree of 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.
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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 (
  • 1679 Birth
    20 November 1679
    Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)

  • 'Francois dit Precourt (1692-before 1764), married in 1718 to Marie-Josephte Le Fettey dit Lamontagne, a pioneer family from the Baie.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VI, Page 233
  • 1708 Marriage / Partner
    François VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT and Marie-Josephte LEFETTEY 24 December 1708, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1712 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born May 1712, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Catherine VANASSE dite PRÉCOURT was born 22 April 1714, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1720 Birth of Child
    Antoine VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born 24 April 1720, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1722 Birth of Child
    Joseph VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born 13 December 1722, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1724 Birth of Child
    Louis VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born 6 August 1724, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

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Added: 4/4/2010 7:15:58 PM - Updated: 1/28/2015 10:17:16 AM

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