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HELP! flag male ancestor  Francois  MESSIER dit ST-FRANCOIS

  (b. 18 April 1770 Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Province of Québec, Canada   d. )  

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Francois MESSIER dit ST-FRANCOIS was born 18 April 1770 in Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Province of Québec, Canada. Francois MESSIER dit ST-FRANCOIS was the child of Amable MESSIER   and   Marie-Madeleine DESLANDES dite CHAMPIGNY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François-Michel MESSIER and Marie-Josephte GUYON (maternal)  Joseph DESLANDES dit CHAMPIGNY and Catherine JARRET dite BEAUREGARD

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

Francois  married  Marguerite COITEUX (COITOU) 7 November 1791 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marguerite COITEUX (COITOU)  was born abt. 1774 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marguerite died 10 November 1833 in Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada .  Marguerite was the child of Joseph COITEUX (COITOU) and Marie-Charlotte GUYON.
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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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 (
  • 1770 Birth
    18 April 1770
    Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
  • 1791 Marriage / Partner
    Francois MESSIER dit ST-FRANCOIS and Marguerite COITEUX (COITOU) 7 November 1791, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)
  • 1802 Birth of Child
    Esther MESSIER dite ST-FRANCOIS was born 30 May 1802, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

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Added: 11/23/2017 1:29:48 PM - Updated: 1/29/2020 9:39:36 AM

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