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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre-Michel  LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX

  (b. abt. 1616 France   d. 16 July 1668 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX was born abt. 1616 in France. Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre-Michel was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1646.

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

Pierre-Michel  married  Jeanne AUNEAU (AUNOIS) abt. 1646 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jeanne AUNEAU (AUNOIS)  was born abt. 1621 in France.  Jeanne died 11 February 1697 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers). 

Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX died 16 July 1668 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada, New France .

Death records in Drouin Collection for Cap-de-la-Madeleine begin in 1673

Details of the family tree of Pierre-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 the oldest English language newspaper in North America.

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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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX


Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille a Marier flag female ancestor Jeanne AUNEAU (AUNOIS)-- Date: abt. 1646 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are many records showing the baptisms of their children, the first one in 1647 in Trois-Rivieres.

"Certain genealogists assert that ancestor Lefebvre arrived in New France already married to Jeanne Aunois, but it is more likely that their marriage was celebrated at Trois-Rivieres about 1646. Neither the civil nor marriage record have been recovered. However, a contract recorded by Serverin Ameau, dated 2 September 1663, indicates that our ancestor was a native of Sceaux and that his father was also named Pierre."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VI, Page 135

Children of Pierre-Michel LEFEBVRE dit DESCOTEAUX and Jeanne AUNEAU (AUNOIS):

flag male ancestor Jacques LEFEBVRE (b.12 January 1647, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 19 February 1720, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )
m. Marie BEAUDRY 11 November 1670 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Catherine LEFEBVRE (b.4 December 1648, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 30 November 1705, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Antoine TROTTIER dit DESRUISSEAUX 2 September 1663 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag female ancestor Elisabeth LEFEBVRE (b.15 May 1651, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 10 September 1687, Batiscan, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre-Felix THUNAY (TUNÉ) dit DUFRESNE 28 December 1665 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
m. Jean COLLET (COLLETTE) dit LE PICARD 13 January 1687 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Michel LEFEBVRE (b.3 March 1654, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 21 October 1708, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine TROTTIER 3 November 1683 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

flag male ancestor Ignace LEFEBVRE dit BELISLE (b.3 April 1656, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 27 March 1740, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Suzanne TROTTIER 12 January 1682 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

flag male ancestor Ange LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX (b.19 September 1658, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 24 December 1735, Bécancour, Nicolet, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Madeleine CUSSON abt. 1680 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
m. Geneviève GUILLET 22 May 1724 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)

flag male ancestor Pierre LEFEBVRE (b.30 September 1661, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 3 October 1745, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Louise DANEAU (DANIAU) 30 September 1731 in Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)

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LEFÈBVRE, LEFÈVRE, LEFAIVRE. — De Vaivre, communes of the dep. Doubs and Haute-Saône. Faivre is a Franche-Comté word designating a metal worker. Franche-Comtois is a dialect of oïl spoken in Franche-Comté in France and in the Jura in Switzerland. Pierre Lefebvre was born around 1616 in Sceaux, archdiocese of Paris. Son of Pierre Lefebvre and Jeanne Cutiloup, he married Jeanne Auneau around 1646. From their union were born 7 children. He was in Trois-Rivières in 1642. In 1648, he was taken prisoner by the Iroquois but was released. In 1656, he settled in Cap-de-la-Madeleine. In 1667, he owned 7 cattle and 84 acres of land. The exact date of his death is unknown but he died shortly after on July 16, 1668.
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1647 Birth of Child
Jacques LEFEBVRE was born 12 January 1647, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

'The Journal of the Jesuits reported that on 4 July 1648, our ancestor was captured by the Iroquois... Pierre Lefebvre spent three long months as a captive among the Iroquois...'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume VI, Page 136
1648 Birth of Child
Catherine LEFEBVRE was born 4 December 1648, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1651 Birth of Child
Elisabeth LEFEBVRE was born 15 May 1651, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1654 Birth of Child
Michel LEFEBVRE was born 3 March 1654, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1656 Birth of Child
Ignace LEFEBVRE dit BELISLE was born 3 April 1656, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1658 Birth of Child
Ange LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX was born 19 September 1658, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1661 Birth of Child
Pierre LEFEBVRE was born 30 September 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
1666 Les Trois Rivieres
Pierre lefebvre - 50 habitant

Jeanne Aunois - 45 sa femme

Jacques lefebvre - 19 fils

Michel lefebvre - 12 fils

Ignace lefebvre - 10 fils

Ange lefebvre - 7 fils

pierre lefebvre - 5 fils

Noel Charpentier - 19

Jean ledue - 19

Et Jean Vinconneau - 36 domestique
The first census of New France (1666)

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16 July 1668
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
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