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flag male ancestor  Raphael  SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS

  (b. 14 February 1768 Kamouraska, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 30 November 1820 Saint-André, Kamouraska, Lower Canada )  

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SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS Genealogy

Raphael SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS was born 14 February 1768 in Kamouraska, Province of Québec, Canada . Raphael SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS was the child of Pierre SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS   and   Marie-Anne MICHAUD and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS and Marie-Françoise ROY dite DESJARDINS (maternal)  Louis MICHAUD and Marie-Geneviève ALBERT

Raphael SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS died 30 November 1820 in Saint-André, Kamouraska, Lower Canada .

m. Phocas Salomee


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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? Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they ...Read MORE...



Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
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)
  • 1768 Birth
    14 February 1768
    Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre) (Sainte-Hélène)
  • 1820 Death
    30 November 1820
    Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre)


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