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HELP! flag female ancestor  Marie-Madeleine  LAVIGNE dite RIVARD

  (b. January 1751 Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 January 1826 Louiseville, Lower Canada )  

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Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD was born January 1751 in Québec Province, Canada. Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD was the child of Rene-Pierre LAVIGNE   and   Veronique FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jean-Baptiste-François FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE and Marie-Marguerite BERGERON

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Marie-Madeleine  married  Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT 15 February 1768 in Louiseville, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT  was born 9 July 1745 in Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup).  Louis-Joseph died 7 January 1811 in Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup).  Louis-Joseph was the child of Pierre-Paul ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) and Marie-Josephe BRISARD dite ST-GERMAIN.

Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD died 14 January 1826 in Louiseville, Lower Canada .

m. Arsenault Louis-Joseph

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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? Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the contrary, the church liked to control the attribution of first names to ensure that on the day they were...Read MORE... 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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD


Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD married flag male ancestor Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT-- Date: 15 February 1768 Place: Louiseville, Province of Québec, Canada
Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT was the child of Pierre-Paul ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) and Marie-Josephe BRISARD dite ST-GERMAIN

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birth1751 Birth
January 1751
, Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
marriage1768 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Madeleine LAVIGNE dite RIVARD and Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT 15 February 1768, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1771 Birth of Child
Antoine ARSENAULT was born 4 September 1771, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1785 Birth of Child
Joseph ARSENAULT was born 17 October 1785, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1811 Death of Spouse/Partner
Louis-Joseph ARSENAULT died 7 January 1811, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
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1811 Death of Child
Joseph ARSENAULT died 27 November 1811, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
1824 Death of Child
Antoine ARSENAULT died 6 April 1824, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)
death1826 Death
14 January 1826
Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
Added: 1/31/2019 8:23:03 AM - Updated: 2/21/2022 1:41:48 PM
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