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flag male ancestor  Pierre  ARPIN dit POTVIN

  (b. 21 August 1731 Contrecœur, Canada, New France   d. 29 March 1809 Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )  

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Pierre ARPIN dit POTVIN was born 21 August 1731 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France . Pierre ARPIN dit POTVIN was the child of Pierre ARPIN dit POITEVIN   and   Marguerite TRUCHON dite LÉVEILLÉ and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Émery-Méry HERPIN (ARPIN) dit POITEVIN and Marie-Jacqueline COULON (maternal)  Louis TRUCHON dit LÉVEILLÉ and Marie-Françoise BEAUCHAMP

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Anne VEL dite SANSOUCY 6 July 1753 in Saint-Ours, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Anne VEL dite SANSOUCY  was born 20 November 1736 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception).  She died 4 October 1771 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception).  She was the daughter of Pierre VEL dit SANSOUCY and Marie-Anne ROY.

Pierre ARPIN dit POTVIN died 29 March 1809 in Saint-Ours, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
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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Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America
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 (
  • 1731 Birth
    21 August 1731
    Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1753 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre ARPIN dit POTVIN and Marie-Anne VEL dite SANSOUCY 6 July 1753, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
  • 1754 Birth of Child
    Pierre-Antoine ARPIN dit POTVIN was born 22 November 1754, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
  • 1771 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Anne VEL dite SANSOUCY died 4 October 1771, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
  • 1809 Death
    29 March 1809
    Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

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Added: 6/30/2019 4:31:35 PM - Updated: 6/30/2019 4:33:48 PM

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