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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Denis  PETITOT dit ST-SEINE

  (b. abt. 1662 France   d. aft. 1714 Acadia, Canada )  

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Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE was born abt. 1662 in France. Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE was the child of ?   and   ?

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Denis  married  Marie ROBICHAUD abt. 1687 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie ROBICHAUD  was born abt. 1672 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Marie died abt. 1697 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Marie was the child of Étienne ROBICHAUD and Françoise BOUDROT.

Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE died aft. 1714 in Acadia, Canada.

Occupation: Médecin-chirurgien

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Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  In 1719 work began on Fortress Louisbourg to protect France's interests. It was to become one of...Read MORE...
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 (
  • Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, October 22, 1983

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