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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jacques-Laurent  DAVID dit PONTIF

  (b. abt. 1631 Dieppe, France   d. bef. 10 February 1681 Château-Richer, Canada, New France )  

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Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF was born abt. 1631 in Dieppe, France. Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF was the child of Blaise-Julien DAVID   and   Flavie MOREL

Jacques-Laurent was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1662.

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

Jacques-Laurent  married  Marie GRANDRY 29 August 1662 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie GRANDRY  was born abt. 1646 in Paris, France.  Marie died 29 June 1728 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer). 

Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF died bef. 10 February 1681 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Matelot calfat

Details of the family tree of Jacques-Laurent 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? Quebec City, known by tourists and travellers as Quebec, is one of the most beautiful cities in...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 (
  • David brothers
    'The three David brothers; Claude, Jacques and Guillaume; arrived in New France before 1650; and all were later married to Filles a Marier; the single girls sponsored by various companies, churches and seigneurs, to help increase the population of the small colony.'

    'The brothers were from Rouen, Normandy, France; sons of Blaise Julien David and Flavie Morel. Young and energetic, they should have been very successful, except for one thing....Read MORE...

  • Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF
    1662 Marriage. La Visitation du Notre Dame, Chateau-Richer, Montmorency, Quebec Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1662 Marriage / Partner
    Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF and Marie GRANDRY 29 August 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1663 Birth of Child
    Marie DAVID was born 5 December 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1665 Birth of Child
    Jean DAVID was born 12 October 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1666 Habittans de Beaupré
    Jacques david dit Pontife - 35 athelot Calfateur

    marie grandy - 20 sa femme

    Marie david - 2 fille

    Et Jean david - 1 fils
    The first census of New France (1666)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Marguerite DAVID was born 2 November 1667, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1669 Birth of Child
    Jeanne DAVID was born 5 November 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

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