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Fille du Roi flag female ancestor  Geneviève  TERILLON dite TESSIER

  (b. abt. 1653 Champagne, France   d. )  

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Geneviève TERILLON dite TESSIER was born abt. 1653 in Champagne, France. Geneviève TERILLON dite TESSIER was the child of ?   and   ?

Geneviève was a Fille du Roi , arriving in New France by 1673.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Pierre DELBEC dit JOLY 4 July 1673 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Pierre DELBEC dit JOLY  was born abt. 1650 in Belgium.  He died 12 November 1721 in Sorel, Québec, Canada. 

Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Nicolas Terillon and ?

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 (
  • Fille du Roi
    Térillon, Geneviève, m. Joly, Pierre, dit Delbec, Jul. 4, 1673
    La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan
  • 1673 Marriage / Partner
    Geneviève TERILLON dite TESSIER and Pierre DELBEC dit JOLY 4 July 1673, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1678 Birth of Child
    Pierre DELBEC dit JOLY was born 11 March 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada
  • 1693 Birth of Child
    Geneviève DELBEC dite JOLY was born 8 February 1693, Sorel, Québec, Canada

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Added: 1/13/2015 9:22:03 AM - Updated: 6/11/2015 12:11:03 PM

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