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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) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean FORESTIER and

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

Details of the family tree of Maurice 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? In Quebec, it's considered bad form to ask for a martini or scotch before dinner — French Canadians consider them "palate numbing." Typical before-dinner drinks include Pernod, kir, champagne, and ver
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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE


Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE married flag female ancestor Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR-- Date: abt. 1692 Place: 
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR was the child of Pierre COUC dit LAFLEUR and Marie MITEOUAMIGOUKOUÉ (MITE8AMEG8K8E)

PRDH shows no records of the marriage between Maurice Menard and Marie Madeleine Couc, however there are many baptism records indicating that, the first one in 1698 in Boucherville.

Madeleine married Maurice Menard who was an interpreter as well as a trader at Fort Michillimakinac. At least five of their children were born at Michillimakinac. The Menards were well-known and successful fur traders. Three of their sons, Antoine, Louis and François were traders also. first-nations-people.php

Children of Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE and Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR:

flag female ancestor Marie Madeleine LAFONTAINE dite MENARD (b.5 December 1692, Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory   d. 22 November 1756, Chambly, Canada, New France )
m. Charles PAVY (BAVIC) LAFLEUR 11 November 1714 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
m. Joseph-Jean-Baptiste RENAUDET 18 April 1717 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

flag female ancestor Marguerite MENARD (b.22 June 1693, Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory   d. 25 May 1763, Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Pierre BOILEAU 5 July 1706 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Antoine MENARD dit MONTOUR (b.28 April 1695, Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory   d. 3 June 1764, Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marie HUET dite DULUDE 7 January 1723 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Louis MENARD (b.abt. 1697, Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory   d. , )
m. Marie-Anne BOUDEAU 
m. Marie-Françoise ROBIDOU (ROBIDOUX) 5 February 1725 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)

flag male ancestor Pierre MENARD (b.12 March 1701, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste MENARD (b.11 July 1703, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag female ancestor Suzanne MENARD (b.21 July 1706, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Gabriel BOLON 1726 in , Michigan, USA

flag male ancestor François MENARD (b.6 February 1709, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Marie-Charlotte JEANNE 13 August 1736 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité)

flag baby girl ancestor Marguerite MENARD (b.20 July 1711, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 24 July 1711, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

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1664 Birth
6 June 1664
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
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)
1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Boucherville
Jacques Menard (dit Lafontaine), charron, 52
Catherine Forestier, sa femme, 46
Jean, 22
Louis, 19
Maurice, 18
Jean, 16
Marguerite, 14
Jeanne, 12
Anne, 9
Catherine, 6
Therese, 5
Jacques, 3

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE - Source:  Title	Divided loyalties in a doomed empire: the French in the West : from New France to the Lewis and Clark Expedition Author	Daniel Royot
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)
1693 Birth of Child
Marguerite MENARD was born 22 June 1693, 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)

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
Anglican Church (1699)
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)
1709 Birth of Child
François MENARD was born 6 February 1709, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1711 Birth of Child
Marguerite MENARD was born 20 July 1711, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1741 Death
9 May 1741
Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
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