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flag male ancestor  Pierre  DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS

  (b. abt. 1722 Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

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DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS Genealogy

Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born abt. 1722 in Québec Province, Canada. Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was the child of René DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS   and   Catherine DESHAYES (DESHAIES) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS and Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER (maternal)  Pierre DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR and Marguerite GUILLET

m. Beaudoin Genevieve

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? In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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)
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