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flag male ancestor  Pierre  DESCOTEAUX dit LEFEBVRE

  (b. abt. 1768 Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

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Pierre DESCOTEAUX dit LEFEBVRE was born abt. 1768 in Québec Province, Canada. Pierre DESCOTEAUX dit LEFEBVRE was the child of Pierre LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX   and   Therese DEVEAU and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX and Madeleine-Louise ROBIDAS dite MANSEAU (maternal)  Jean-Baptiste DEVEAU and Louise SAVARY (SAVARIA)

m. Lavergne Marguerite

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? Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the...Read MORE...



www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/ en/ nomsPrenoms.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)
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