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flag male ancestor  Rene  GAGNE dit POITEVIN

  (b. 28 October 1698 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. )  

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GAGNE dit POITEVIN Genealogy

Rene GAGNE dit POITEVIN was born 28 October 1698 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France . Rene GAGNE dit POITEVIN was the child of François GAGNÉ dit POITEVIN   and   Jeanne VANASSE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  François-Noel VANASSE and Jeanne FOURRIER

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He married  Gabrielle ST-LAURENT 29 July 1726 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Gabrielle ST-LAURENT  was born abt. 1700 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She was the daughter of Gilles LAURENT dit ST-LAURENT and Anne LABRECQUE.

m. St-Laurent Gabrielle

Did You Know? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs,...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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 (

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Rene GAGNE dit POITEVIN

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Rene GAGNE dit POITEVIN married flag female ancestor Gabrielle ST-LAURENT-- Date: 29 July 1726  Place: Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France
Gabrielle ST-LAURENT was the daughter of Gilles LAURENT dit ST-LAURENT and Anne LABRECQUE


flag female ancestor Marguerite GAGNE (b.23 August 1745, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France  d. , )
m. Antoine-Francois BIBEAU 4 October 1779

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28 October 1698
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

1726 Marriage / Partner
Rene GAGNE dit POITEVIN and Gabrielle ST-LAURENT 29 July 1726 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1745 Birth of Child
Marguerite GAGNE was born 23 August 1745, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

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