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Ancestor is complete! flag male ancestor  Michel  POIRIER dit DE FRANCE

  (b. abt. 1667 France   d. )  

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Michel POIRIER dit DE FRANCE was born abt. 1667 in France. Michel POIRIER dit DE FRANCE was the child of ?   and   ?

Michel was an immigrant, arriving by 1692.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie CHIASSON abt. 1692 in Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marie CHIASSON  was born bet. 1667-1678 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  She was the daughter of Guyon CHIASSON dit LAVALLEE and Jeanne BERNARD.

son of Joseph Poirier and Marie ?

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 (
  • Michel POIRIER dit DE FRANCE

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, November 7, 1983
  • 1718 Birth of Child
    René POIRIER was born 23 October 1718, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada / Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)

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