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

  (b. abt. 1629 France   d. 14 January 1707 Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

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Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1629 in France. Jacques MENARD dit LAFONTAINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jacques was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1657.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He 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.  She 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 .

Look for this family in Laforest Volume ???
son of Jean Menard and Anne Savinelle


Details of the family tree of Jacques 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? Seigneuries in North America were granted to military officers, some were owned by the Catholic...Read MORE...



Seigneurs and the seigneurial system of New France (www.apointinhistory.net/ feudal-system.php)
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)
  • 1657 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) www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/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)


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