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Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Abraham  DUGAS dit COIGNET

  (b. abt. 1616 France   d. abt. 1698 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET was born abt. 1616 in France. Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET was the child of ?   and   ?

Abraham was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1640.

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

Abraham  married  Marguerite (Marie Judith) DOUCET .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marguerite (Marie Judith) DOUCET  was born abt. 1625 in France.  Marguerite (Marie Judith) died 19 December 1707 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  Marguerite (Marie Judith) was the child of Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE and Marie BOURGEOIS?.

Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET died abt. 1698 in Port Royal, Acadia.

Born St Anne D'auray, Bretagne, France

Details of the family tree of Abraham appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  From July 22nd to August 23rd, known as "dog days" to the Acadians, people were convinced that the...Read MORE...

Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.
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 (
  • Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, April 2, 1983
  • Bio
    'Abraham Dugas, a skilled gunsmith perhaps from Chouppes, Poitiers, France, born in c1616, reached Acadia in c1640 and was thus among the earliest settlers in the colony. In October 1687, Abraham 'made his mark on an attestation in favour of Governor d'Aulnay's accomplishments,' which shows how early he had come to the colony. Abraham also was more than a gunsmith at Port-Royal. According to a high French official, Abraham Dugas 'carried...Read MORE...

  • Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET
    Source: Pioneers of Acadia by Stephen A. White
  • 1671 Port Royal
    Abraham DUGAST, gunsmith, 55, wife Marie Judith DOUCET 46; Children: Claude 19, Martin 15, Abraham 10, Marie 23, Anne 17, Margueritte 14, Magdeleine 7, Marie 5; cattle 19, sheep 3.

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