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immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  DURAND dit LAFORTUNE

  (b. abt. 1636 France   d. abt. 1672 Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France )  

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DURAND dit LAFORTUNE Genealogy

Jean DURAND dit LAFORTUNE was born abt. 1636 in France. Jean DURAND dit LAFORTUNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1662.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Catherine ANNENONTAK 26 September 1662 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Catherine ANNENONTAK  was born abt. 1648 in Canada.  She died 11 January 1709 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier). 

Jean DURAND dit LAFORTUNE died abt. 1672 in Sillery, Québec, Canada, New France .

son of Louis Durand and Madeleine Malvande


Details of the family tree of Jean 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? In the French-speaking parishes of the Province of Quebec, lutins are considered as mischievous,...Read MORE...



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)
  • 1662 Marriage / Partner
    Jean DURAND dit LAFORTUNE and Catherine ANNENONTAK 26 September 1662, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1666 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine DURAND was born 4 June 1666, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)
  • 1670 Birth of Child
    Louis DURAND was born 13 November 1670, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)


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Added: 12/5/2014 1:24:29 PM - Updated: 6/14/2015 9:26:20 AM

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