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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Étienne  BOYER dit LAFONTAINE

  (b. abt. 1650 France   d. 3 October 1700 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1650 in France. Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE was the child of ?   and   ?

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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Thérèse VIEL 26 October 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Thérèse VIEL  was born 4 April 1650 in Rouen, France. 

Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE died 3 October 1700 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Claude Boyer and Sébastienne Ravenne

Details of the family tree of Étienne 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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Daily Life in New France ( 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 (

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE

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Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE married Fille du Roi flag female ancestor Marie-Thérèse VIEL-- Date: 26 October 1671 Place: Québec, Canada, New France


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1671 Marriage / Partner
Étienne BOYER dit LAFONTAINE and Marie-Thérèse VIEL 26 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1678 Birth of Child
Jean-Louis BOYER was born 31 December 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1680 Birth of Child
Jean-Étienne BOYER was born 10 August 1680, Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)
3 October 1700
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Added: 1/25/2015 5:39:19 PM - Updated: 6/9/2015 9:19:01 AM

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