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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Joseph-Osanny  NADEAU dit LAVIGNE

  (b. abt. 1637 France   d. 10 February 1677 Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

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Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE was born abt. 1637 in France. Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Joseph-Osanny was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

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Joseph-Osanny  married  Marguerite ABRAHAM 6 November 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marguerite ABRAHAM  was born 5 January 1637 in St-Eustache, Paris, France.  Marguerite died abt. 1695 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada. 

Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE died 10 February 1677 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.

"Joseph Ossany Nadeau, son of Marc Nadeau (Macia Nadot) and Jeanne Despins (Janne Despiera), was born in 1637 in Genouillac, in the ancient province of Angoumois, France which today has become the Department of Charente and Charente Maritime, located some 440 km southwest of Paris." genealogy/ histories/ joseph_ossany_nadeau.php
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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? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing games or dancing or in friendly visits of one family with another.
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 (

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Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE married Ancestor is complete!immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marguerite ABRAHAM-- Date: 6 November 1665 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Drouin Collection records for Sainte-Famille begin in 1666.
According to PRDH, a marriage contract was signed in 1665 in an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada between Joseph Ozanie Nadeau and Marguerite Abraham. PRDH also indicates records of baptisms of their children, the first one in 1667 in Sainte-Famille.

"On Friday, 6 November 1665, Joseph-Ozanie Nadeau dit Lavigne, was at Quebec, in the house of the notary Duquet. Several witnesses had been summoned to mark the occasion. In civil law, the marriage contract always took on great importance. Even important people did not hesitate to travel to support their more common friends... Who was the future wife of Joseph-Ozanie? She was none other than Marguerite Abraham, a daughter of the king, born at Saint-Eustache de Paris, about 20 years old, daughter or Guillaume Abraham and of Denise Fleury... The day of the nuptial blessing was not recorded in the registry. We can assume that it was given by Father Thomas Morel, perhaps in the parish of Sainte-Famille. The sur name of Abraham implies that Marguerite was of Jewish origin."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 159

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NADEAU - variant of the Occitan 'Nadal', same origin as NOËL, of the baptismal name or nickname of a child born during this period of the year or on the same day. Ozanie-Joseph Nadeau-Lavigne was born around 1637 in Grenouillac, in Augoumois. Son of Macia Nadeau and Jeanne Despins, he married Marguerite Abraham, daughter of Godgaud Abraham and Denise Fleury, on November 6, 1665. From their union were born 5 children. He arrived in the country in 1661. He settled in Sainte-Famille on Île d'Orléans. In 1667, he owned 7 acres of cultivated land there. He died on February 10, 1677 there. At his death, his house, shed and land were valued at 900 pounds, and his personal property at 535 pounds. His widow married Guillaume Chartier for the second time on January 31, 1678 in Sainte-Famille on Île d'Orléans.
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'Joseph-Ozanie Nadeau, son of Marcia and of Jeanne Despins or Despiers, was born about 1637 in the locality of Genouillac in Angoumois... Joseph-Ozanie Nadeau bore the extra surname of Lavigne. All soldiers were given a sobriquet. Was Ozanie a soldier? Perhaps, but it is impossible to prove it. Several colonists like Bonhomme, Dionne, Grave and Simard had a 'dit' name: Beaupre, Sansoucy, Brindeliere and Lombrette. This proves that no one in New France was safe from a nickname.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 158
marriage1665 Marriage / Partner
Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE and Marguerite ABRAHAM 6 November 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Joseph-Osanny NADEAU dit LAVIGNE - Marriage contract - Joseph Ossany Nadeau dit Lavigne and Marguerite Abraham. Source: Memoires de la Société Généalogique Canadienne-Francaise, Volume
Marriage contract - Joseph Ossany Nadeau dit Lavigne and Marguerite Abraham. Source: Memoires de la Société Généalogique Canadienne-Francaise, Volume XV No 2, Avr-Mai-Juin 1964, page 168-169.
1666 Isle d'Orleans
Ozani Joseph Nadoue (Nadeau) - 29 habittant

Margueritte Abraham - 21 sa femme
The first census of New France (1666)
1667 Birth of Child
Marie NADEAU was born 30 April 1667, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1669 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste NADEAU was born 16 April 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1672 Birth of Child
Adrien NADEAU was born 28 February 1672 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1673 Birth of Child
Denis NADEAU was born 25 May 1673, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1676 Birth of Child
Catherine NADEAU was born 5 June 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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1677 Death
12 Feb 1677
Sainte-Famille-de-L'Isle-d'Orleans, QC, Canada
Joseph Ozanie Nadau

'On Wednesday, 10 February 1677, at Saint-Paul on the island, Joseph-Ozanie Nadeau left the world of the living without telling how or why. 'The twelfth day of feburary one thousand six hundred seventy seven, was buried in the cemetery of the parish of Saint Paul on the Island Saint Laurent, Joseph Ozannie Nadeau died on the tenth day of the same month. Charles A. Martin priest'.'

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XVIII, Page 162
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