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  (b. 1 January 1620 France   d. 2 June 1713 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was born 1 January 1620 in France. Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was the child of Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE   and   Marie BOURGEOIS?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1641.

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

Pierre  married  Henriette PELLETRET abt. 1661 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Henriette PELLETRET  was born abt. 1641 in Paris, France.  Henriette died bet. 1686-1693 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Henriette was the child of Simon PELLETRET and Perrine BOURG.

Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE died 2 June 1713 in Port Royal, Acadia .

Son of Germain Doucet and Marie Bourgeois
Born at Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France

From author unknown
With the fall of Port Royal in 1654 , Pierre took refuge in Québec were his wife died. After a few years Pierre and his son Germain returned to Acadia .Pierre remarried in 1660 to Heriette Pelletret and had 11 more children.

Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but...Read MORE...
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 (

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, April 2, 1983
  • 1620 Birth
    1 January 1620
    , France
  • Bio
    Germain Doucet, sieur de La Verdure, of Couperans or Conflans en Brie, France, a minor nobleman and 'captain at arms,' born in the mid-1590s, came to Acadia with Isaac de Razilly and the sieur d'Aulnay in 1632. This makes him one of the first permanent settlers of Acadia. He was master at arms at Pentagouët, present-day Maine, in 1640 and testified in an inquiry against former governor Charles La Tour that year. Germain was mentioned in the...Read MORE...
  • Doucet family
    'Doucet is a name now very widely diffused in the Martime Provinces, there being about five hundred families who bear that name in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Of these, 170 families are in Gloucester, 120 in Yarmouth county, 100 in Digby and 60 in Inverness. There are a few families of the name, 45 in all, in Kent, Northumberland, Restigouche, Mada- waska and Westmorland. All these people are undoubtedly descended from Pierre and Germain...Read MORE...

  • 1710 Death of Child
    Marie Anne DOUCET died 3 November 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)
  • 1713 Death
    2 June 1713
    Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

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