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Ancestor is complete! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Mathieu  FAYE dit LAFAYETTE

  (b. abt. 1641 France   d. 29 August 1695 La Prairie, Canada, New France )  
Age: 45
Cause of Death: killed by Iriqouis

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FAYE dit LAFAYETTE Genealogy

Mathieu FAYE dit LAFAYETTE was born abt. 1641 in France. Mathieu FAYE dit LAFAYETTE was the child of ?   and   ?

Mathieu was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite-Françoise MOREAU 30 September 1670 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite-Françoise MOREAU  was born abt. 1651 in Paris, France.  She died 16 October 1718 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis). 

Mathieu FAYE dit LAFAYETTE died 29 August 1695 in La Prairie, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - La Varenne Company



Killed by Iriquois along with his 17-year-old son, Andre.


Details of the family tree of Mathieu 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.
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Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
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)
  • 1665
    Fayé, Mathieu (La Fayette), Company: La Varene

    The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
  • Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
    Faye, Mathieu, dit LaFayette, m. Marguerite-Françoise Moreau, 30 Sept. 1670
    Soldier, Company: La Verenne


    The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
  • 1670 Marriage / Partner
    Mathieu FAYE dit LAFAYETTE and Marguerite-Françoise MOREAU 30 September 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Cote St-Michel)
  • 1672 Birth of Child
    Anne FAYE dite LAFAYETTE was born 22 September 1672, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
  • 1674 Birth of Child
    Marguerite FAYE dite LAFAYETTE was born 21 March 1674, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
  • 1676 Birth of Child
    Marie FAYE dite LAFAYETTE was born 25 March 1676, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Andre FAYE was born 15 July 1678, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Marie-Angélique FAYE dite LAFAYETTE (LAFAILLE) was born 5 February 1683, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)


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