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  (b. 25 December 1684 Champlain, Canada, New France   d. )  

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Alexis LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS (DESMARAIS) was born 25 December 1684 in Champlain, Canada, New France . Alexis LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS (DESMARAIS) was the child of Jean LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS   and   Jeanne-Elizabeth ISABEL and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Guillaume ISABEL and Catherine DODIER

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

Alexis  married  Marie-Jeanne BIGOT July 1710 in Champlain, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Jeanne BIGOT  was born 24 October 1688 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation).  Marie-Jeanne died 19 March 1759 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation).  Marie-Jeanne was the child of François BIGOT dit LAMOTHE and Marie BOUCHARD dite DORVAL.
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? In New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 (

  • 'Alexis, born in 1684 and married in 1710 to Marie-Jeanne Bigot. Like his father, Alexis was a church warden at Champlain he is the ancestor of the Lamothe families from the Mauricie.'

    Thomas J. Laforest
    Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VII, Page 154
  • 1684 Birth
    25 December 1684
    Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1710 Marriage / Partner
    Alexis LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS (DESMARAIS) and Marie-Jeanne BIGOT July 1710 , Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1711 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste LEPELLE dit LAMOTHE was born 19 February 1711, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1713 Birth of Child
    Joseph LEPELLE was born 21 January 1713, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Pierre LEPELLE dit DESMARAIS, LAMOTHE was born 19 December 1714, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1717 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) was born 28 September 1717, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1719 Birth of Child
    Marie-Jeanne LEPELLE was born 20 June 1719, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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