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flag male ancestor  Jean  TREMBLAY dit GRIGNON

  (b. bef. 1486 France   d. abt. 1555 France )  

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Jean TREMBLAY dit GRIGNON was born bef. 1486 in France. Jean TREMBLAY dit GRIGNON was the child of Gervais DU TREMBLAY, SIEUR DE GAILLON   and   UNKNOWN and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Gilles DU TREMBLAY, SIEUR DE CHESNAY and UNKNOWN

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Catherine CHAMPEAUX bef. 1549 in France .  Catherine CHAMPEAUX  was born abt. 1510 in France.  She died abt. 1586 in France. 

Jean TREMBLAY dit GRIGNON died abt. 1555 in France.

Occupation: blacksmith

He was a blacksmith, obtaining the authorization to build a forging mill in the fief of Chesnay par l'Abbaye de la Trappe

Details of the family tree of Jean appear below.
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 (
Added: - Updated: 2/18/2015 3:45:20 PM

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