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flag male ancestor  Michel  GAGNE dit POITEVIN

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

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GAGNE dit POITEVIN Genealogy

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

Michel GAGNE dit POITEVIN died 19 January 1776

m. Prevost Marie-Jeanne


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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 New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)

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