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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jacques  MENARD dit LAFONTAINE

  (b. abt. 1624 France   d. 14 January 1707 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1624 in France

Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was the child of Jean FORESTIER   and   ?

Jacques was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1657.

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

Jacques  married  Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) 19 November 1657 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER)  was born 6 January 1640 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.  Catherine died 31 March 1694 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville). 

Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE died 14 January 1707 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

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son of Jean Menard and Anne Savinelle


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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 - 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)

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

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Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER)-- Date: 19 November 1657 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
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marriage found at Immaculee Conception, Trois Rivieres in Drouin Collection

Jacques Menard and Catherine Fortier

He is the son of Joannis Menard and Auare Lavinelle

She is the daughter of Joannis Fortier and Juliannae Coifus


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Children of Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE and Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER):

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE (b.7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 2 July 1726, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Jacques BOURDON 8 February 1672 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste MENARD (b.27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 October 1728, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marguerite-Louise ETIENNE 14 October 1681 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag male ancestor Louis MENARD (b.28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 11 May 1742, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Anne FEVRIER 12 December 1691 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE (b.6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 9 May 1741, Chambly, Canada, New France )
m. Marie Madeleine COUC dite LAFLEUR 1692

flag male ancestor Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE (b.16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 7 May 1702, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Elisabeth VALIQUET dite LAVERDURE (VALIQUETTE) 13 March 1690 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Marguerite MENARD (b.22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 April 1699, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. François LANCTÔT 14 October 1681 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Pierre CADIEUX 11 February 1697 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Jeanne-Françoise MENARD (b.24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1747 , Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Étienne DEMERS (DUMAIS) 25 November 1686 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Jean-Baptiste LACHAISE dit LAVIGNE 6 December 1706 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Charles BRAZEAU 22 August 1735 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Marie-Anne MÉNARD (b.1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 3 February 1710, Laval, Canada, New France )
m. François BRUNET dit BELHUMEUR 15 November 1688 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Catherine MENARD (b.27 September 1673, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 1 January 1727, Boucherville, Canada, New France )
m. Unknown UNKNOWN 1698
m. Jacques RIVIERE (LARIVIERE) 1 February 1699 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

flag female ancestor Thérèse MENARD (b.2 October 1676, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 19 June 1753, Longueuil, Canada, New France )
m. Jean-Baptiste DENEAU (DENIAU) (DAIGNEAU) 11 February 1697 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
m. Jean DESNOYERS dit DESMARAIS abt. 1709 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)



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MÉNARD - variant of Magnard, from the Germanic name 'Magenhard', which means 'robust-seasoned'.

Jacques Ménard dit Fontaine, son of Jean Ménard and Anne Savinelle, was born around 1628 in Mervent, Fontenay-le-Comte, in Vendée. He married Catherine Forestier, daughter of Jean and Julienne Coiffes in Trois-Rivières in 1657. They had 13 children. He was a locksmith, servant, wheelwright and militia captain. In the census of 1681, he lived in Boucherville and owned 2 guns, 5 cattle and 7 acres of land in value. He died there in 1707.
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marriage1657 Marriage / Partner
Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE and Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) 19 November 1657, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1659 Birth of Child
Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE was born 7 September 1659, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1660 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste MENARD was born 27 November 1660, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1662 Birth of Child
Louis MENARD was born 28 July 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1664 Birth of Child
Maurice MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born 6 June 1664, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
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)
1666 Birth of Child
Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE was born 16 March 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1668 Birth of Child
Marguerite MENARD was born 22 January 1668, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1669 Birth of Child
Jeanne-Françoise MENARD was born 24 May 1669, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MÉNARD was born 1 April 1671 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
marriage1672 Marriage of Child
Marie MENARD dite LAFONTAINE married 8 February 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Jacques BOURDON
1673 Birth of Child
Catherine MENARD was born 27 September 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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1676 Birth of Child
Thérèse MENARD was born 2 October 1676, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Boucherville
Jacques Menard (dit Lafontaine), charron, 52
Catherine Forestier, sa femme, 46
enfants:
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
marriage1681 Marriage of Child
Jean-Baptiste MENARD married 14 October 1681, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Marguerite-Louise ETIENNE
marriage1681 Marriage of Child
Marguerite MENARD married 14 October 1681, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to François LANCTÔT
marriage1686 Marriage of Child
Jeanne-Françoise MENARD married 25 November 1686, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Étienne DEMERS (DUMAIS)
marriage1688 Marriage of Child
Marie-Anne MÉNARD married 15 November 1688, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to François BRUNET dit BELHUMEUR
marriage1690 Marriage of Child
Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE married 13 March 1690, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Marie-Elisabeth VALIQUET dite LAVERDURE (VALIQUETTE)
marriage1691 Marriage of Child
Louis MENARD married 12 December 1691 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Marie-Anne FEVRIER
1694 Death of Spouse/Partner
Catherine FORESTIER (FORTIER) died 31 March 1694, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
marriage1697 Marriage of Child
Marguerite MENARD married 11 February 1697, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Pierre CADIEUX
marriage1697 Marriage of Child
Thérèse MENARD married 11 February 1697 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Jean-Baptiste DENEAU (DENIAU) (DAIGNEAU)
marriage1699 Marriage of Child
Catherine MENARD married 1 February 1699, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Jacques RIVIERE (LARIVIERE)
1699 Death of Child
Marguerite MENARD died 3 April 1699, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1702 Death of Child
Jean MENARD dit BELLEROSE died 7 May 1702, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
marriage1706 Marriage of Child
Jeanne-Françoise MENARD married 6 December 1706, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) to Jean-Baptiste LACHAISE dit LAVIGNE
1707 Death
Jacques Menard

Death record found at Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville, Quebec
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