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flag female ancestor  Madeleine  ARPIN dite DESPINS

  (b. 12 May 1732 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. 23 October 1760 Yamaska, Canada )  

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Madeleine ARPIN dite DESPINS was born 12 May 1732 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Madeleine ARPIN dite DESPINS was the child of Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS   and   Françoise JUTRAS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Marie-Françoise PINARD (maternal)  Dominque JUTRAS dit DESROSIERS and Marie NIQUET

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Pierre FRONTIGNY 21 September 1751 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Pierre FRONTIGNY  was born 22 January 1720 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  He died 18 November 1760 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  He was the son of Pierre FRONTIGNY dit MÉCHIN and Madeleine LAJOUE.

Madeleine ARPIN dite DESPINS died 23 October 1760 in Yamaska, Canada .
Details of the family tree of Madeleine 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? Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and...Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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 (

  • Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1732 Birth
    12 May 1732
    Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1751 Marriage / Partner
    Madeleine ARPIN dite DESPINS and Pierre FRONTIGNY 21 September 1751, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1757 Birth of Child
    Pierre FRONTIGNY was born 27 August 1757, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
  • 1760 Death
    23 October 1760
    Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)

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