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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Jean  BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT

  (b. abt. 1643 France   d. 5 January 1707 Chambly, Canada, New France )  

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Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT was born abt. 1643 in France. Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT was the child of ?   and   ?

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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Anne SEIGNEUR 3 July 1668 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Anne SEIGNEUR  was born 1 March 1649 in Rouen, France.  She died 4 July 1733 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly). 

Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT died 5 January 1707 in Chambly, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

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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? In New France, the vast majority of newcomers were either soldiers or indentured workers. Before...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT

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Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT married immigrant Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Anne SEIGNEUR-- Date: 3 July 1668 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
(CANADA) - PRDH - Universite de Montreal


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1668 Marriage / Partner
Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) dit BRISETOUT and Anne SEIGNEUR 3 July 1668, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
1672 Birth of Child
Jean BESSETTE (BESSET) was born 27 December 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1685 Birth of Child
François BESSETTE (BESSET) was born 26 July 1685, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
5 January 1707
Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

Added: 1/9/2015 10:25:09 AM - Updated: 6/8/2015 10:32:41 AM

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