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flag female ancestor  Marie-Madeleine  FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE

  (b. 24 May 1712 Maskinongé, Canada, New France   d. 15 September 1770 Yamaska, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Marie-Madeleine FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE was born 24 May 1712 in Maskinongé, Canada, New France . Marie-Madeleine FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE was the child of Jean-Baptiste-François FOUCAULT dit COURCHESNE   and   Marie-Marguerite BERGERON and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean-François FOUCAULT and Elisabeth PROVOST (PREVOST) (maternal)  François BERGERON and Étiennette LECLERC

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Joseph-Michel ST-GERMAIN dit GAUSSIN abt. 1747 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Joseph-Michel ST-GERMAIN dit GAUSSIN  was born 27 August 1712 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  He died 19 September 1770 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  He was the son of Jean ST-GERMAIN dit GAUSSIN and Marie-Jeanne BANLIAC dite LAMONTAGNE.

Marie-Madeleine FOUCAULT dite COURCHESNE died 15 September 1770 in Yamaska, Province of Québec, Canada .
Details of the family tree of Marie-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? 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 (
  • 1712 Birth
    24 May 1712
    Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)
  • 1748 Birth of Child
    Michel ST-GERMAIN dit GAUSSIN was born 15 April 1748, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1752 Birth of Child
    Joseph ST-GERMAIN was born 2 June 1752, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1770 Death
    15 September 1770
    Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)

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