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  (b. abt. 1645 France   d. aft. 8 September 1714 Québec Province, Canada )  

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René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born abt. 1645 in France. René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1671.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Jeanne BLONDEAU 16 November 1671 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Jeanne BLONDEAU  was born abt. 1646 in France.  She died 2 November 1680 in Sorel, Québec, Canada. 

He married  (2) Marguerite GIRARD 30 November 1690 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marguerite GIRARD  was born abt. 1649 in Burgundy, France. 

René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS died aft. 8 September 1714 in Québec Province, Canada.
Details of the family tree of René 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.

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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 (
  • Origin of Surname
    (Hebrew) The father of a great multitude.

    An etymological dictionary of family and Christian names - By William Arthur - 1857.
  • 1671 Marriage / Partner
    René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Jeanne BLONDEAU 16 November 1671 , Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1673 Birth of Child
    Arnoul ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 28 January 1673, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1675 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 29 June 1675, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 22 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada
  • 1680 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Jeanne BLONDEAU died 2 November 1680, Sorel, Québec, Canada
  • 1690 Marriage / Partner
    René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Marguerite GIRARD 30 November 1690 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1691 Birth of Child
    Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 10 May 1691, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

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Added: 7/29/2010 11:09:09 AM - Updated: 6/6/2015 10:27:04 AM

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