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flag male ancestor  Paul  PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN

  (b. 27 November 1720 Varennes, Canada, New France   d. 14 March 1793 Varennes, Lower Canada )  

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Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN was born 27 November 1720 in Varennes, Canada, New France . Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN was the child of Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN   and   Françoise VIAU and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Nicolas PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN and Marie RÉGUINDEAU (maternal)  Jacques VIAU dit LESPÉRANCE and Marie-Madeleine PLOUARD (PLOUART)

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Anne FONTAINE October 8, 1742 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Anne FONTAINE  was born 6 May 1724 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  She died 25 July 1781 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  She was the daughter of Gabriel FONTAINE and Marie-Anne GODU.

Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN died 14 March 1793 in Varennes, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Paul 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 (
  • 1720 Birth
    27 November 1720
    Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1742 Marriage / Partner
    Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN and Marie-Anne FONTAINE October 8, 1742, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1743 Birth of Child
    Marie-Françoise PETIT was born 15 August 1743, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1746 Birth of Child
    Paul PETIT dit BEAUCHEMIN was born 8 June 1746, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1748 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise PETIT was born 4 August 1748, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1751 Birth of Child
    Marie-Charlotte PETIT was born 15 February 1751, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1753 Birth of Child
    Josephte PETIT was born 14 September 1753, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1756 Birth of Child
    Victoire PETIT was born 10 March 1756, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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Added: 4/8/2010 8:54:20 AM - Updated: 1/17/2020 1:42:17 PM

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