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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag   Pierre  DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS

  (b. abt. 14 May 1638, France   d. 17 August 1700Champlain, Canada, New France )  
Summary: Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born abt. 14 May 1638 in , France. Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was the child of

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

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

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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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 (

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Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS married immigrant flag  Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER-- Date: 17 October 1673 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

flag  Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS (b.abt. 1674, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 28 September 1748, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Thérèse MONDIN 14 July 1704

flag  René DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS (b.abt. 1676, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 4 April 1755, Champlain, Canada, New France )
m. Catherine DESHAYES (DESHAIES) 27 April 1711

flag  Jeanne DURAND dite DESMARCHAIS (b.1678, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 24 November 1717, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag  Jean-Baptiste DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS (b.2 August 1683, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 10 March 1752, Champlain, Canada, New France )

flag  François DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS (b.13 April 1686, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. 29 December 1763, Champlain, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Madeleine DAVID dite BARTHÉLEMY 28 February 1729

flag  Marie-Josephte DURAND dite DESMARCHAIS (b.6 August 1688, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag  Catherine DURAND dite DESMARCHAIS (b.14 September 1692, Sorel, Canada, New France  d. 17 March 1733, Montréal, Canada, New France )
m. Pierre FAUTEUX 3 February 1717

flag  Vivien-Francois DURAND (b.26 January 1697, Champlain, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Barbe PERRIN 30 May 1718

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Statut Marié
Date de baptême 14-05-1638
Lieu d'origine Blois ...

Canada 1641 - Beginning of French and Iroquois Wars
Also known as the Beaver Wars.

Encouraged and armed by their Dutch and English trading partners, ...Read MORE...

Canada 1642 - The sieur de Maisonneuve founds Montréal (May 18). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

Canada 1648-49 The Iroquois disperse the Huron nation. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

Canada 1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a...Read MORE...

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe ...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Marriage / Partner
Pierre DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS and Jeanne-Renée CHARTIER 17 October 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended....Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1683 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste DURAND dit DESMARCHAIS was born 2 August 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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)
Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake...Read MORE...

World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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)
17 August 1700
Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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