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HELP! flag male ancestor  Michel  GAGNE dit POITEVIN

  (b. abt. 1707 Québec Province, Canada   d. 19 January 1776 Yamaska, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Michel GAGNE dit POITEVIN was born abt. 1707 in Québec Province, Canada. Michel 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

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

Michel  married  Marie-Jeanne PREVOST 1 August 1741 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marie-Jeanne PREVOST  was born 29 August 1713 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Jeanne died 24 May 1757 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  Marie-Jeanne was the child of Jean-Baptiste PREVOST and Geneviève SEDILOT.

Michel GAGNE dit POITEVIN died 19 January 1776 in Yamaska, Province of Québec, Canada .

m. Prevost Marie-Jeanne

Details of the family tree of Michel 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? Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat...Read MORE...

Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (
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 (
  • 1741 Marriage / Partner
    Michel GAGNE dit POITEVIN and Marie-Jeanne PREVOST 1 August 1741, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1744 Birth of Child
    Jeanne GAGNE dite POITEVIN was born 7 August 1744, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1757 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Jeanne PREVOST died 24 May 1757, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1776 Death
    19 January 1776
    Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)

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Added: 11/6/2017 12:52:54 PM - Updated: 6/1/2020 11:47:46 AM

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