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HELP! flag female ancestor  Josette  FOURNIER dite BELVAL

  (b. abt. 1761 Québec Province, Canada   d. 11 November 1837 Sorel, Lower Canada )  

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Josette FOURNIER dite BELVAL was born abt. 1761 in Québec Province, Canada. Josette FOURNIER dite BELVAL was the child of Pierre FOURNIER dit BELVAL   and   Josephte DUBORD dite LAFONTAINE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre FOURNIER dit BELVAL and Marie-Therese VEL dite SANSOUCY (maternal)  Balthazar DUBORD dit LAFONTAINE and Josephe RIPAULT

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Josette  married  Antoine BERARD dit LEPINE 8 November 1790 in Contrecœur, Province of Québec, Canada .  Antoine BERARD dit LEPINE  was born 16 August 1765 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Antoine died 4 June 1833 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Antoine was the child of Antoine BÉRARD dit LEPINE and Marie-Agathe DUCLOS.

Josette FOURNIER dite BELVAL died 11 November 1837 in Sorel, Lower Canada .

m. Berard Antoine

Details of the family tree of Josette 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church...Read MORE...
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 (
  • 1790 Marriage / Partner
    Josette FOURNIER dite BELVAL and Antoine BERARD dit LEPINE 8 November 1790, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1833 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Antoine BERARD dit LEPINE died 4 June 1833, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1837 Death
    11 November 1837
    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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