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immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR

  (b. abt. 1648 France   d. 6 June 1732 Bécancour, Nicolet, Canada, New France )  

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DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR Genealogy

Pierre DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR was born abt. 1648 in France. Pierre DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1676.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite GUILLET abt. 1676 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marguerite GUILLET  was born 17 August 1660 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  She was the daughter of Pierre-Simon GUILLET dit LAJEUNESSE and Jeanne ST-PERE dite CHAMPOUX.

Pierre DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR died 6 June 1732 in Bécancour, Nicolet, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Pierre 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? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms ...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Catherine DESHAYES (DESHAIES) was born 18 September 1678, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1680 Birth of Child
    Marguerite DESHAIES was born 30 October 1680, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Francoise DESHAIES was born 2 April 1683, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1687 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit ST-CYR was born 28 November 1687, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1690 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dite ST-CYR was born 31 January 1690, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1692 Birth of Child
    Marie-Angelique DESHAYES was born 2 October 1692, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)
  • 1697 Birth of Child
    Louis-Michel DESHAIES was born 21 February 1697, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)
  • 1700 Birth of Child
    Joseph DESHAYES (DESHAIES) dit TOURIGNY was born 19 November 1700, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine)


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Added: 1/7/2015 9:25:55 AM - Updated: 6/11/2015 12:47:46 PM

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