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Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE

  (b. abt. 1622 Paris, France   d. 31 August 1686 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Jean LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE was born abt. 1622 in Paris, France. Jean LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1652.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite RICHARD 23 April 1646 in Paris, France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite RICHARD  was born abt. 1626 in Paris, France.  She died 23 April 1708 in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation). 

Jean LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE died 31 August 1686 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: “master joiner of Paris,” first court officer of the Conseil Souverain

son of Noel Levasseur and Genevieve Gauge

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? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church...Read MORE...
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 (
  • Biography
    LEVASSEUR, dit Lavigne, JEAN, “master joiner of Paris,” first court officer of the Conseil Souverain; b. 1622, son of Noël Levasseur and Geneviève Grange; buried 31 Aug. 1686 at Quebec. He was the grandfather of the woodcarver Noël Levasseur* and one of the founders of the Confrérie de Sainte-Anne, at the parish church of Quebec.

    In 1648, in Paris, he married Marguerite Richard, daughter of a master lapidary and of Jeanne Bonnet. He probably...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
  • 1646 Marriage / Partner
    Jean LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE and Marguerite RICHARD 23 April 1646, Paris, France
  • 1652 Birth of Child
    Anne LEVASSEUR was born 22 July 1652, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1654 Birth of Child
    Jean-François LEVASSEUR was born 20 December 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1654 Birth of Child
    Noel LEVASSEUR dit LAVIGNE was born 20 December 1654, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1657 Birth of Child
    Ursule LEVASSEUR was born 25 February 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1661 Birth of Child
    Angélique LEVASSEUR was born 9 June 1661, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1666 Quebec
    Jean le Vasseur .............................44 premier huissier au conel.
    Marguerite Richard ..........................36 sa femme
    Louis le Vasseur ............................16 fils
    Anne le Vasseur .............................14 fils
    Jean Francois & Noël le Vasseur .............11 freres jumeaux fils
    Charles le Vasseur .....................10 mois fils
    Ursulle le Vasseur ...........................9 fille
    Tereze Le...

    The first census of New France (1666)

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