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  (b. 6 June 1664 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 9 May 1741 Chambly, Canada, New France )  

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Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born 6 June 1664 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was the child of Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE   and   Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER)

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

Maurice  married  Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR abt. 1692 in Michilimackinac, Michigan? .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR  was born abt. 1669 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Marie Madeleine died abt. 1763 in Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac).  Marie Madeleine was the child of Pierre COUC dit LAFLEUR and Marie MITEOUAMIGOUKOUÉ (MITE8AMEG8K8E).

Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE died 9 May 1741 in Chambly, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Interpreter

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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? Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and...Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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 (
  • 1664 - Baptism Trois Rivieres
    Baptism found at Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection

    Maurice Menard

    Parents: Jacobo Menard and Catharina Foutier Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1666 Les Trois Rivieres
    Jacques Mesnard d. lafontaine - 38 habitant

    Catherine forestier - 29 sa femme

    Marie Mesnard - 6 fille

    Jean mesnard - 4 fils

    Louis Mesnard - 2 fils

    Maurice Mesnard - 2 jours fils

    Simon Caillouet - 35 domestique

    Et Hierosme langlois - 64 serrurier domestique
    The first census of New France (1666)
    Title Divided loyalties in a doomed empire: the French in the West : from New France to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Author Daniel Royot
    Edition illustrated
    Publisher University of Delaware Press, 2007
    ISBN 0874139686, 9780874139686
    Length 282 pages

  • 1692 Birth of Child
    Marie Madeleine LAFONTAINE dite MENARD was born 5 December 1692, Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)
  • 1695 Birth of Child
    Antoine MENARD dit MONTOUR was born 28 April 1695, Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA (Fort Michilimackinac)
  • 1701 Birth of Child
    Pierre MENARD was born 12 March 1701, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1703 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste MENARD was born 11 July 1703, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1706 Birth of Child
    Suzanne MENARD was born 21 July 1706, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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