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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  René  BENARD dit BOURJOLI

  (b. 6 February 1625 St-Pierre-de-Villiers-au-Bouin, France   d. abt. 1685 Québec Province, Canada )  

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René BENARD dit BOURJOLI was born 6 February 1625 in St-Pierre-de-Villiers-au-Bouin, France. René BENARD dit BOURJOLI was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1661.

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

René  married  Marie SEDILOT 2 February 1661 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marie SEDILOT  was born abt. 1627 in France.  Marie died 12 June 1689 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Marie was the child of Louis SEDILOT and Marie CHALLE.

René BENARD dit BOURJOLI died abt. 1685 in Québec Province, Canada.

son of Jean Benard and Madeleine Maillard

Details of the family tree of René 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? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses...Read MORE...

The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)
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 (
  • 1625 Birth
    6 February 1625
    St-Pierre-de-Villiers-au-Bouin, France
  • 1661 Marriage / Partner
    René BENARD dit BOURJOLI and Marie SEDILOT 2 February 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1661 Birth of Child
    Anne BENARD dite BOURJOLI was born 24 November 1661, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1662 Birth of Child
    Joseph BÉNARD dit CARIGNAN was born 27 December 1662, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1664 Birth of Child
    Marie-Jeanne BENARD was born 13 May 1664, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1666 Birth of Child
    Maurice BENARD dit BOURJOLI was born 16 April 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1670 Birth of Child
    René BENARD dit BOURJOLI was born 23 September 1670, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1681 Death of Child
    Marie-Jeanne BENARD died 4 July 1681, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Added: 12/11/2014 3:45:51 PM - Updated: 7/29/2019 2:42:34 PM

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