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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Étienne  FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

  (b. abt. 1645 France   d. 4 August 1724 Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was born abt. 1645 in France. Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Étienne was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite LAUZON 23 November 1672 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite LAUZON  was born 24 May 1659 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 13 November 1699 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Gilles LAUZON and Marie ARCHAMBAULT.

He married  (2) Marie-Marguerite PROVOST 20 November 1701 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  Marie-Marguerite PROVOST  was born abt. 1655 in France.  She died 20 February 1732 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE died 4 August 1724 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Grandfontaine Company

Details of the family tree of Étienne 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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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 (

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

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Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE married flag female ancestor Marguerite LAUZON-- Date: 23 November 1672 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

Marguerite LAUZON was the daughter of Gilles LAUZON and Marie ARCHAMBAULT

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Etienne Forestier and Marguerite Lauzon


flag baby girl ancestor Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE (b.20 April 1675, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 December 1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )

flag female ancestor Louise FORESTIER (b.12 October 1677, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 17 April 1737, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. René DOUILLARD dit LAPRISE 4 October 1694

flag male ancestor Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE (b.26 September 1679, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 20 January 1703, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Catherine JUILLET 15 August 1701

flag female ancestor Catherine FORESTIER (b.13 March 1681 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Gabriel BAUDREAU 15 August 1701

flag female ancestor Madeleine FORESTIER (FORTIER) (b.28 April 1683, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 2 December 1760, L'Assomption, Canada )
m. Blaise JUILLET 18 July 1701

flag female ancestor Françoise FORESTIER (b.13 February 1685, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 19 August 1754, Berthierville, Canada, New France )
m. Edme-Aime MOREAU 29 August 1706

flag female ancestor Marie-Marthe FORESTIER (b.abt. 1688, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 12 December 1749, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. François CHALUT 10 June 1706

flag male ancestor Jacques FORESTIER (b.1 January 1695, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 9 June 1747, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Marie-Josephte DAGENAIS 21 February 1735
m. Marie-Anne CARON 5 November 1736

flag female ancestor Barbe FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE (b.22 August 1696, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Etienne HUYET dit CHAMPAGNE 8 June 1718

Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marie-Marguerite PROVOST-- Date: 20 November 1701 Place: Varennes, Canada, New France
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967


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Events, Pictures and Documents Related to the Genealogy of Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE

1701 Marriage - Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes, QC, Canada
(CANADA) - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
1672 Marriage / Partner
Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE and Marguerite LAUZON 23 November 1672, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1675 Birth of Child
Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE was born 20 April 1675, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1677 Birth of Child
Louise FORESTIER was born 12 October 1677, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)
1677 Death of Child
Françoise FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE died 20 December 1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1679 Birth of Child
Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE was born 26 September 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1681 Birth of Child
Catherine FORESTIER was born 13 March 1681 , Montréal, Québec, Canada
1683 Birth of Child
Madeleine FORESTIER (FORTIER) was born 28 April 1683, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1685 Birth of Child
Françoise FORESTIER was born 13 February 1685, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)
1695 Birth of Child
Jacques FORESTIER was born 1 January 1695, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1696 Birth of Child
Barbe FORESTIER dite LAFORTUNE was born 22 August 1696, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite LAUZON died 13 November 1699, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1701 Marriage / Partner
Étienne FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE and Marie-Marguerite PROVOST 20 November 1701, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)

Forestier, Etienne dit LaFortune, m. Marguerite Provost, 20 Nov. 1701
Soldier, Company: Grandfontaine

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada

1703 Death of Child
Antoine FORESTIER dit LAFORTUNE died 20 January 1703, Montréal, Québec, Canada
4 August 1724
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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