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flag female ancestor  Madeleine  RIVARD dite LAVIGNE

  (b. 27 November 1734 Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Canada, New France   d. 15 December 1791 Bécancour, Nicolet, Lower Canada )  

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Madeleine RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was born 27 November 1734 in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Canada, New France. Madeleine RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was the child of François RIVARD dit LAVIGNE   and   Marie-Therese-Renee CARON and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre RIVARD dit LANOUETTE and Catherine TROTTIER (maternal)  Jean CARON and Therese DUBILLY

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Alexis POISSON 27 January 1754 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Alexis POISSON  was born 29 October 1724 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation).  He was the son of Francois POISSON and Elisabeth DIZY dite MONTPLAISIR.

Madeleine RIVARD dite LAVIGNE died 15 December 1791 in Bécancour, Nicolet, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Madeleine 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.
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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 (
  • 1734 Birth
    27 November 1734
    Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Québec, Canada
  • 1754 Marriage / Partner
    Madeleine RIVARD dite LAVIGNE and Alexis POISSON 27 January 1754, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1759 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne POISSON was born 19 December 1759, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)
  • 1791 Death
    15 December 1791
    Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)

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