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flag male ancestor  Denis  FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE

  (b. 14 September 1672 Québec, Canada, New France   d. 29 December 1751 Nicolet, Canada, New France )  

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Denis FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE was born 14 September 1672 in Québec, Canada, New France . Denis FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE was the child of Jean-François FOUCAULT   and   Elisabeth PROVOST (PREVOST)

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Catherine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA 12 November 1697 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Catherine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA  was born abt. 1672 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She died 27 January 1743 in Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) .  She was the daughter of François PELLETIER dit ANTAYA and Marguerite-Madeleine MORISSEAU.

Denis FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE died 29 December 1751 in Nicolet, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Denis 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? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number,...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1672 Birth
    14 September 1672
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1697 Marriage / Partner
    Denis FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE and Catherine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA 12 November 1697, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1698 Birth of Child
    Marguerite FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE was born 8 November 1698, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1703 Birth of Child
    Ursule FOUCAULT was born 22 August 1703, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1743 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Catherine PELLETIER dite ANTAYA died 27 January 1743, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
  • 1751 Death
    29 December 1751
    Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)


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