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HELP! flag male ancestor  Joseph  DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN

  (b. 11 May 1727 St-Germain-de-Montbron, France   d. )  

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Joseph DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN was born 11 May 1727 in St-Germain-de-Montbron, France. Joseph DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN was the child of ?   and   ?

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

Joseph  married  Marie-Catherine BROUILLET 4 April 1758 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Marie-Catherine BROUILLET  was born 1 November 1738 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles).  Marie-Catherine was the child of Robert BROUILLET and Catherine LORION.

Joseph  married  (2) Thérèse BAUDREAU dite GRAVELINE 6 May 1782 in Repentigny, Province of Québec, Canada .  Thérèse BAUDREAU dite GRAVELINE  was born 25 June 1723 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Thérèse died 29 August 1795 in Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny) (St-Paul-l'Hermite).  Thérèse was the child of Paul BEAUDREAU (BAUDREAU) dit GRAVELINE and Marie TESSIER.

son of Jacques Debussat and Marie Lagarde

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 (
  • 1727 Birth
    11 May 1727
    St-Germain-de-Montbron, France
  • 1758 Marriage / Partner
    Joseph DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN and Marie-Catherine BROUILLET 4 April 1758, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1759 Birth of Child
    Desanges DEBUSSAT dite ST-GERMAIN was born 3 March 1759, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1761 Birth of Child
    Joseph DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN was born 13 April 1761, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1763 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine DEBUSSAT dite ST-GERMAIN was born 27 February 1763, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1764 Birth of Child
    Jacques DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN was born 23 August 1764, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1766 Birth of Child
    Veronique DEBUSSAT dite ST-GERMAIN was born 8 January 1766, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1768 Birth of Child
    Louis DEBUSSAT dit ST-GERMAIN was born 28 March 1768, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

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