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flag male ancestor  Pierre  BELLEMARE dit GELINAS

  (b. 28 December 1772 Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 17 July 1848 Yamachiche, Lower Canada )  

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Pierre BELLEMARE dit GELINAS was born 28 December 1772 in Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada . Pierre BELLEMARE dit GELINAS was the child of Jacques GÉLINAS dit BELLEMARE   and   Marie-Louise GELINAS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Maurice GÉLINAS dit BELLEMARE and Marie-Charlotte BERGERON (maternal)  Pierre GÉLINAS and Genevieve CARBONNEAU dite PROVENÇAL

Pierre BELLEMARE dit GELINAS died 17 July 1848 in Yamachiche, Lower Canada .

m. Carbonneau Pelagie
m. Gelinas Marguerite


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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 New France, boys who were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or...Read MORE...



Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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)
  • 1772 Birth
    28 December 1772
    Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)
  • 1848 Death
    17 July 1848
    Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)


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