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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Pierre  DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS

  (b. abt. 14 May 1638 France   d. 17 August 1700 Champlain, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born abt. 14 May 1638 in France. Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was the child of ?   and   ?

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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER 17 October 1673 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER  was born 9 August 1652 in Poitiers, France.  She died 3 January 1746 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation). 

Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS died 17 August 1700 in Champlain, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Pierre Durand and Marie Chartier

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.
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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 (
  • Biography
    DURAND / DESMARCHAIS, Pierre 241413
    Statut Marié
    Date de baptême 14-05-1638
    Lieu d'origine Blois (St-Nicolas) (Loir-et-Cher) 41018
    Parents Pierre DURAND et Marie Chartier
    Première mention au pays 1665
    Occupation à l'arrivée Soldat du rég. Carignan-Salières, cie de Laubia
    Date de mariage 17-10-1673
    Lieu du mariage Québec (Notre-Dame)
    Conjoint Jeanne Chartier
    Décès ou inhumation Champlain, 17-08-1700
    Identification* DGFQ, p....
  • 1673 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS and Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER 17 October 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born 2 August 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1686 Birth of Child
    François DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born 13 April 1686, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1688 Birth of Child
    Marie-Josephte DURAND dite DESMARCHAIS was born 6 August 1688, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1692 Birth of Child
    Catherine DURAND dite DESMARCHAIS was born 14 September 1692, Sorel, Québec, Canada
  • 1697 Birth of Child
    Vivien-Francois DURAND was born 26 January 1697, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1700 Death
    17 August 1700
    Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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Added: 1/7/2015 9:30:16 AM - Updated: 6/14/2015 9:25:16 AM

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