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immigrant flag   François  DARAGON dit LAFRANCE

  (b. abt. 1664, France   d. 25 August 1734Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France )  
Summary: François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was born abt. 1664 in , France. François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was the child of

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1698.

He married  Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET bef. December 1698 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET  was born 31 May 1678 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada .  She died 11 June 1726 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Nicolas GUILLEMET and Marie SEL (DECELLES).

François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE died 25 August 1734 in Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France.
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Did You Know? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know? Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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 (

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François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE married flag  Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET-- Date: bef. December 1698 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET was the daughter of Nicolas GUILLEMET and Marie SEL (DECELLES)

Lieu indéterminé

flag  Marie-Marthe DARAGON (b.13 December 1698, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. , )
m. Julien DELIERE (DESLIERES) dit BONVOULOIR 23 November 1717

flag  Madeleine DARAGON dite LAFRANCE (b.18 January 1702, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 3 December 1778, Nicolet, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. François-Michel MALBOEUF dit BÉLISLE 24 February 1721
m. Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE 11 January 1751

flag  Michel DARAGON dit LAFRANCE (b.10 May 1704, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France  d. , )
m. Marguerite BOURDON 19 June 1724

flag  François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE (b.16 December 1712, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France  d. 17 February 1798, L'Acadie, Lower Canada )
m. Josephte-Amable LEFEBVRE 4 November 1748
m. Françoise MARTEL 23 May 1757

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1698 Birth of Child
Marie-Marthe DARAGON was born 13 December 1698, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1702 Birth of Child
Madeleine DARAGON dite LAFRANCE was born 18 January 1702, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1704 Birth of Child
Michel DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was born 10 May 1704, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1712 Birth of Child
François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was born 16 December 1712, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1726 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET died 11 June 1726, Montréal, Québec, Canada
25 August 1734
Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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