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flag male ancestor  Pierre  BENOIT dit LAFOREST

  (b. abt. 1670 Québec Province, Canada   d. 25 April 1745 Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France )  
Age: 74

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Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born abt. 1670 in Québec Province, Canada. Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was the child of Gabriel BENOIT dit LAFOREST   and   Marie-Anne GUÉDON

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE 20 August 1705 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE  was born bet. 1679-1683 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She died 25 November 1771 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre).  She was the daughter of Jean JACQUET ST-AMAND dit GERLAISE and Marie-Jeanne TRUDEL.

Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST died 25 April 1745 in Baie-du-Fèbvre, Canada, New France .

Look for this family in Laforest Volume XXVII


Details of the family tree of Pierre 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.
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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1681 Canadian Census Champlain
    Gabriel Benoist (dit Laforest), 40
    Anne Guesdon, sa femme, 40
    enfants:
    Gabrielle, 12
    Pierre, 11
    Marie, 2

    Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
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    1705 Marriage Immaculee Conception, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada
    Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1705 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Jeanne-Marie-Anne JACQUET ST-AMAND dite GERLAISE 20 August 1705, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1706 Birth of Child
    Françoise BENOIT was born 24 October 1706, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1709 Birth of Child
    Pierre BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born 17 May 1709, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1713 Birth of Child
    Jeanne BENOIT was born 12 October 1713, Baie-du-Fèbvre, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Baie-du-Febvre)
  • 1715 Birth of Child
    Joseph BENOIT dit LAFOREST was born 25 September 1715, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
  • 1718 Birth of Child
    Madeleine BENOIT was born 27 August 1718, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)


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