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flag male ancestor  Augustin  FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE

  (b. 13 November 1752 Varennes, Canada, New France   d. 3 March 1795 Varennes, Lower Canada )  

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Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was born 13 November 1752 in Varennes, Canada, New France . Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was the child of Paul FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE   and   Marie-Thérèse DUFAYE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marguerite GENTES (maternal)  Étienne DUFAYE and Marie-Madeleine MOINEAU

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Charlotte SÉVIGNY dite LAFLEUR 27 July 1778 in Varennes, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Charlotte SÉVIGNY dite LAFLEUR  was born 18 March 1756 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales).  She died 17 May 1833 in Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph).  She was the daughter of Antoine SÉVIGNY dit LAFLEUR and Marie-Françoise BÉLAND.

Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE died 3 March 1795 in Varennes, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Augustin 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The habitant liked to be near his fellows, partly for his own safety against marauding redskins,...Read MORE...

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 (
  • 1752 Birth
    13 November 1752
    Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1778 Marriage / Partner
    Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marie-Charlotte SÉVIGNY dite LAFLEUR 27 July 1778, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1784 Birth of Child
    Euphrosine FONTAINE dite BIENVENU was born 24 May 1784, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)
  • 1789 Birth of Child
    Augustin FONTAINE dit BIENVENU was born 27 July 1789, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)
  • 1795 Death
    3 March 1795
    Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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