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  (b. 23 July 1776 Kamouraska, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 7 April 1861 Saint-André, Kamouraska, Lower Canada )  

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Benjamin SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS was born 23 July 1776 in Kamouraska, Province of Québec, Canada . Benjamin 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

Benjamin SIROIS dit DUPLESSIS died 7 April 1861 in Saint-André, Kamouraska, Lower Canada .

m. Michaud Felicite


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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? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, o
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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1776 Birth
23 July 1776
Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre)
1861 Death
7 April 1861
Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre)
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