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flag female ancestor  Marie-Josephte  TOUCHETTE dite LAFLEUR

  (b. 3 August 1739 Champlain, Canada, New France   d. )  

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TOUCHETTE dit LAFLEUR Genealogy

Marie-Josephte TOUCHETTE dite LAFLEUR was born 3 August 1739 in Champlain, Canada, New France . Marie-Josephte TOUCHETTE dite LAFLEUR was the child of Jacques-Claude TOUCHETTE dit LAFLEUR   and   Josephte AYOTTE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jean-Baptiste HAYOT (AYOTTE) and Catherine-Antoinette LEPAGE PAGESI ST-AMAND

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Jean-Baptiste DESMARAIS 16 August 1768 in Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada .  Jean-Baptiste DESMARAIS  was born 19 October 1742 in Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny).  He was the son of Paul-Charles DESMARAIS and Marie-Catherine FERRÉ dite LACHAPELLE.

m. Boucher Michel
m. Desmarais Jean-Baptiste

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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Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1739 Birth
    3 August 1739
    Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1768 Marriage / Partner
    Marie-Josephte TOUCHETTE dite LAFLEUR and Jean-Baptiste DESMARAIS 16 August 1768 , Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)


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