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immigrant flag male ancestor  Julien  FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE

  (b. 9 February 1621 France   d. 10 August 1692 L'Islet, Canada, New France )  

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Julien FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE was born 9 February 1621 in France. Julien FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Julien was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1652.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Geneviève GAMACHE 11 November 1652 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Geneviève GAMACHE  was born 13 October 1636 in France.  She died 5 November 1709 in L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours). 

He married  (2) Genevieve-Fortin-Dit-Bellefontaine GAMACHE dite LAMARRE 11/11/1652 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Genevieve-Fortin-Dit-Bellefontaine GAMACHE dite LAMARRE  was born 10/13/1636 in Chartes-de-Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine Britany, France.  She died 11/5/1709 in L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours).  She was the daughter of Nicolas-Jacques GAMACHE dit LAMARRE LE TARDIF SIR and Jacqueline-Gamache-Dit-Lamarre-Le-Tardif-Sir CADOT.

Julien FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE died 10 August 1692 in L'Islet, Canada, New France .

Son of Julien Bellefontaine Fortin and Marie-Claire Lavie

Details of the family tree of Julien 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE... 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html
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 (
    Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes (Collection Tanguay), Québec, 1608 à 1890
  • 1621 Birth
    9 February 1621
    , France
    1652 marriage
    (CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
  • 1652 Marriage / Partner
    Julien FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE and Geneviève GAMACHE 11 November 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1652 Marriage / Partner
    Julien FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE and Genevieve-Fortin-Dit-Bellefontaine GAMACHE dite LAMARRE 11/11/1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1654 Birth of Child
    Barbe FORTIN dite BELLEFONTAINE was born 21 October 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1656 Birth of Child
    Charles FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE was born 3 September 1656, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1660 Birth of Child
    Jacques FORTIN dit BELLEFONTAINE was born 12 January 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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