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  (b. abt. 1704 France   d. 16 August 1779 Lavaltrie, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Mathurin FUSEAU dit ROCH was born abt. 1704 in France. Mathurin FUSEAU dit ROCH was the child of ?   and   ?

Mathurin was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1736.

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

Mathurin  married  Marie-Françoise SERRE dite ST-JEAN 23 January 1736 in Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie-Françoise SERRE dite ST-JEAN  was born 5 March 1717 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Marie-Françoise died 15 January 1791 in Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine).  Marie-Françoise was the child of André SERRE dit ST-JEAN and Marie-Anne BOILARD.

Mathurin FUSEAU dit ROCH died 16 August 1779 in Lavaltrie, Province of Québec, Canada .

Occupation: Faux-saunier

Child of Mathurin Fuseau Roch and Marie Soulard

Details of the family tree of Mathurin 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? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.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 (
  • 1736 Marriage / Partner
    Mathurin FUSEAU dit ROCH and Marie-Françoise SERRE dite ST-JEAN 23 January 1736, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1740 Birth of Child
    Marie-Françoise FUSEAU dite ROCH was born 6 August 1740, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Québec, Canada (Isle Dupas)
  • 1750 Birth of Child
    Antoine-Sulpice FUSEAU dit ROCH was born 15 February 1750, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)
  • 1752 Birth of Child
    François-D'assises FUSEAU dit ROCH was born 1 June 1752, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)
  • 1754 Birth of Child
    Elizabeth FUSEAU dite ROCH was born 15 December 1754, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)
  • 1756 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste FUSEAU dit ROCH was born 20 April 1756, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)
  • 1757 Death of Child
    Elizabeth FUSEAU dite ROCH died 15 March 1757, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)
  • 1757 Birth of Child
    Marie-Reine FUSEAU dite ROCH was born 25 September 1757, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)

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