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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag female ancestor  Marguerite  CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE

  (b. abt. 1735 Acadia, Canada   d. )  

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Marguerite CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE was born abt. 1735 in Acadia, Canada. Marguerite CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE was the child of Jacques CELESTIN dit BELLEMÈRE   and   Marie LANDRY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  André CELESTIN dit BELLEMÈRE and Perrine BASILE (maternal)  Claude LANDRY and Catherine THIBODEAU

Marguerite was deported as part of the Acadian Exile / Grand Derangement around 1755.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC 10 August 1758 in Southampton, England .  Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC  was born 29 October 1725 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia.  He died 17 September 1782 in Chantenay (Loire-Atlantique) France.  He was the son of François LEBLANC and Jeanne HÉBERT.
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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 (
  • 1758 Marriage / Partner
    Marguerite CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE and Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC 10 August 1758, Southampton, England

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