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flag  Francois  LESIEUR dit DESAULNIERS

  (b. 30 May 1734Yamachiche, Canada, New France   d. 21 May 1801Yamachiche, Lower Canada )  
Summary: Francois LESIEUR dit DESAULNIERS was born 30 May 1734 in Yamachiche, Canada, New France . Francois LESIEUR dit DESAULNIERS was the child of Jean-Baptiste LESIEUR dit DESAULNIERS and Marie-Elisabeth RIVARD dite LAVIGNE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Charles LESIEUR dit LAPIERRE and Françoise LAFOND (maternal)  Julien RIVARD dit DUFRESNE and Elisabeth THUNAY (TUNÉ) dite DUFRESNE

Francois LESIEUR dit DESAULNIERS died 21 May 1801 in Yamachiche, Lower Canada .
Notes:
m. Toutant Madeleine


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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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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)
Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche) - Église de Sainte-Anne
530, rue Sainte-Anne, Yamachiche, QUÉBEC
Established 1832
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Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)
Église de Sainte-Anne
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Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche) - Notre-Dame
Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)
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