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flag male ancestor  Paul  FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE

  (b. 14 July 1714 Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. 27 December 1788 Contrecœur, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Paul FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was born 14 July 1714 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France . Paul FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was the child of Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE   and   Marguerite GENTES and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Étienne GENTES and Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Thérèse DUFAYE 1 August 1740 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Thérèse DUFAYE  was born 5 May 1719 in Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus).  She died 17 November 1782 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  She was the daughter of Étienne DUFAYE and Marie-Madeleine MOINEAU.

Paul FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE died 27 December 1788 in Contrecœur, Province of Québec, Canada .
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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? The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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 (
  • 1714 Birth
    14 July 1714
    Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1740 Marriage / Partner
    Paul FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marie-Thérèse DUFAYE 1 August 1740, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1741 Birth of Child
    Marie-Thérèse FONTAINE dite BIENVENU was born 10 November 1741, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1746 Birth of Child
    Josephte FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was born 11 March 1746, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1752 Birth of Child
    Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was born 13 November 1752, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1758 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was born 27 May 1758, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1773 Death of Child
    Marie-Thérèse FONTAINE dite BIENVENU died 9 May 1773, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1782 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Thérèse DUFAYE died 17 November 1782, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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Added: 8/12/2010 3:13:08 PM - Updated: 2/12/2015 8:27:04 AM

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