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flag female ancestor  Josephte  LEFEBVRE dite DESCOTEAUX

  (b. 19 February 1771 Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada   d. )  

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Josephte LEFEBVRE dite DESCOTEAUX was born 19 February 1771 in Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada . Josephte LEFEBVRE dite DESCOTEAUX was the child of Joseph LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX   and   Madeleine LAURE (LORD) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre LEFEBVRE dit DESCÔTEAUX and Madeleine-Louise ROBIDAS dite MANSEAU (maternal)  Jean LAURE (LORD) and Marie-Madeleine COMEAU

m. Lesieur Antoine

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.
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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)
  • 1771 Birth
    19 February 1771
    Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)


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