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HELP! flag male ancestor  Pierre-Joseph  COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE

  (b. 11 April 1740 Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 21 April 1806 Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada )  

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Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE was born 11 April 1740 in Montréal, Canada, New France . Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE was the child of Pierre COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE   and   Françoise VACHER dite LACERTE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Bonaventure COMPAIN dit L’ESPÉRANCE and Catherine BADAILLAC (maternal)  Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE and Marguerite BENOIT

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

Pierre-Joseph  married  Genevieve ARSENAULT 27 July 1766 in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Province of Québec, Canada .  Genevieve ARSENAULT  was born 11 March 1741 in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup).  Genevieve died 7 June 1767 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Genevieve was the child of Pierre-Paul ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) and Marie-Anne LUPIEN dite BELAIR.

Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE died 21 April 1806 in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada.

Occupation: Médecin

m. Arsenault Genevieve

Details of the family tree of Pierre-Joseph 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? If they wished to marry French-Canadians, Protestants were obliged to obtain a dispensation from...Read MORE...
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 (
  • 1740 Birth
    11 April 1740
    Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1766 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE and Genevieve ARSENAULT 27 July 1766, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
  • 1767 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Genevieve ARSENAULT died 7 June 1767, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1806 Death
    21 April 1806
    Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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Added: 11/6/2017 12:33:53 PM - Updated: 1/12/2020 8:39:49 AM

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