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  (b. 16 June 1617 France   d. 1 July 1701 Batiscan, Canada, New France )  

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Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE was born 16 June 1617 in France. Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Nicolas was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1649.

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

Nicolas  married  Catherine ST-PERE 21 June 1653 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Catherine ST-PERE  was born 26 August 1634 in France.  Catherine died 27 June 1709 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier).  Catherine was the child of Étienne ST-PERE dit CHAMPOUX and Marie-Madeleine COUTEAU (COUSTEAU).

Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE died 1 July 1701 in Batiscan, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Nicolas 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 New France, boys who were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or...Read MORE...

Canada: A People"s History ( history/)
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 (
  • Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE
    Source: Les Vieilles Families D'Yamahiche, Vingt-Cinq Genealogies by F. L. Desaulniers, Montreal, 1900
  • Bio
    'The Rivards are historically privileged in comparison with the large number of colonists who arrived in New France in the XVII century. Thanks to recent research by Madame Pierre Montagne, we can now trace them back as far as Thomas Lousche and Perreine Mercier, the great-grandparents of Jeanne Mullard, the mother of Nicolas and Robert Rivard, two pioneers of the Mauricie. Through the Lousches and the Mullards, the North American Rivards can be ...Read MORE...

  • 1617 Birth
    16 June 1617
    , France

  • 'It was on Friday, 6 March 1648, when Nicolas knocked on the door of notary Chouaiseau in Tourouvre. He was there to sign a contract to work in Canada. He had been recruited by Pierre Juchereau, Sieur des Moulineaux, on behalf of his brother Noel Juchereau, Sieur des Chastellees, living in Quebec, for 'a time of three years to begin the day of embarkation which will be this year form la Rochelle.' Rivard was promised free passage to and from...Read MORE...

  • Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE
    1649 Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec Cap de la Madeleine First land concessions 1649 The map above shows the first land concessions on the Cap. One sees Pierre and Mathurin's lots (5th and 6th from right). On a modern map of Cap de la Madeleine, Pierre's land was, according to Marcel Trudel, author of "Le Terrier du St Laurent en 1663", between Celina and Viviers steets and from the bottom of Erables street up to the first park on the street. One also finds the lands of men that played role's in our ancestor's life and/or are in our family tree: Claude Houssard dit le Petit Claude was his father-in-law, Nicolas Rivard was his brother-in-law (his great grandaughter married Pierre's grandson, Joseph - ancestral grandparents!), Pierre Boucher - his sister, Marie was the grandmother of Marie Trottier who married Pierre's son, Louis. 1 june 1649 I the undersigned superior of the residence of the Company of Jesus at 3 Rivieres declare that in virtue of the commission given to me by my superiors in which Monsignor the Abbe of la Magdeleine gave the right and the power to distribute the lands that bear his name on the Cap of 3 rivieres I have assigned fourteen concessions of two arpens each of waterfront on the great river, starting at the mouth of the river tanneval at the bottom and twenty arpens in depth on each arpen by a line starting at the north-east of the said concessions given by order to those that are marked below, under the charges and conditions dictated by the seigneur here ... the names in order in which the said concessions were granted are Francois Boivin, Jean Houdan, Claude Houssart, Jean Veron, Pierre Guillet, Mathyrin Guillet, Etienne de Lafond, Mathyrin Baillergeon, Pierre Boucher, Emerie Galteaux, Urbain bodrie, Jacques Aubuchon, Bertrand Farfard, Jean Aubuchon Passed at 3 rivieres On the 1st of Juin 1649 CapdelaMadeleinedoc.html
  • 1653 Marriage / Partner
    Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE and Catherine ST-PERE 21 June 1653, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1654 Birth of Child
    Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE was born 1 February 1654, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1656 Birth of Child
    Jeanne RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was born 24 August 1656, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

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