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Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  Charles  MELANSON dit LAVERDURE

  (b. abt. 1643 England   d. abt. 1700 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE was born abt. 1643 in England. Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE was the child of ?   and   ?

Charles was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1657.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie DUGAS abt. 1663 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Marie DUGAS  was born abt. 1648 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She died 7 July 1737 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She was the daughter of Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET and Marguerite (Marie Judith) DOUCET.

Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE died abt. 1700 in Port Royal, Acadia.

son of Pierre-Peter Laverdure and Priscilla Melançon


Details of the family tree of Charles appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but...Read MORE...



www.cbc.ca/acadian/timeline.html
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • Biography
    MELANSON, CHARLES, ploughman, settler; b. 1643; d. some time before 1700.

    Historians agree neither on his ethnic origin nor on the date of his arrival in Canada. Undeniably, he “came from Scotland”; but, as a notarial contract designated him “Sieur de La Ramée, and as his brother Pierre was nicknamed “La Verdure,” Placide Gaudet concluded that the family might have been of French origin, and that, because it was Huguenot, it might have...Read MORE...


    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)
  • Misc
    From Rootsweb.com:

    ' Census: Port Royal, Acadia, 1686 Age 44
    Research bulletin 250, the Melanson settlement (1664 1755), Canadian minister of the environment. Charles Melanson, age 14 and his parents arrived in Acadia from England in 1657. His father, Pierre Laverdure, was a Huguenot who had moved to England from France before 1632. His mother, Priscilla, was English, a fact that is well accepted by historians, although generations of die...Read MORE...




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