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flag female ancestor  Catherine  GATIGNON dite DUCHESNE

  (b. 20 February 1749 Detroit, Michigan Territory   d. 13 January 1783 )  

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Catherine GATIGNON dite DUCHESNE was born 20 February 1749 in Detroit, Michigan Territory. Catherine GATIGNON dite DUCHESNE was the child of François GATIGNON dit DUCHESNE   and   Marie Josephe DAVID and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Léonard-Antoine GATIGNON dit DUCHESNE and Madeleine ARCOUET dite LAJEUNESSE (maternal)  Joseph DAVID and Marie MOINEAU

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

Catherine  married  Nicolas PATENAUDE .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Nicolas PATENAUDE  was born 21 June 1740 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Nicolas was the child of Joseph PATENAUDE (PATENÔTRE) and Marguerite ACHIM dite ST-ANDRÉ.

Catherine GATIGNON dite DUCHESNE died 13 January 1783
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Did You Know?America - Did you know? August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opens to traffic.
Did You Know?The name Michigan is based on a native American (Chippewa) word; 'meicigama' (meaning 'great water,' a word referring to Lake Superior). (

January 26, 1837 - Michigan becomes 26th U.S. state

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 (
  • 1749 Birth
    20 February 1749
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • 1772 Birth of Child
    Marie Angelique PATENAUDE was born 24 July 1772, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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