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flag male ancestor  François  DARAGON dit LAFRANCE

  (b. 16 December 1712 Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 17 February 1798 L'Acadie, Lower Canada )  

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DARAGON dit LAFRANCE Genealogy

François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was born 16 December 1712 in Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Canada, New France. François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was the child of François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE   and   Marie-Madeleine GUILLEMET and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Nicolas GUILLEMET and Marie SEL (DECELLES)

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Josephte-Amable LEFEBVRE 4 November 1748 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Josephte-Amable LEFEBVRE  was born 23 September 1726 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire).  She died 17 June 1756 in Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada (Pierrefonds)*.  She was the daughter of Michel LEFEBVRE and Françoise DENIS.

He married  (2) Françoise MARTEL 23 May 1757 in Sainte-Geneviève, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. She was the daughter of Jean-François MARTEL and Marguerite LALANDE dite LATREILLE.

François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE died 17 February 1798 in L'Acadie, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of François 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? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1712 Birth
    16 December 1712
    Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1748 Marriage / Partner
    François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE and Josephte-Amable LEFEBVRE 4 November 1748, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-la-Pointe-Claire)
  • 1749 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste DARAGON dit LAFRANCE was born 9 September 1749, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1756 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Josephte-Amable LEFEBVRE died 17 June 1756, Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada (Pierrefonds)*
  • 1757 Marriage / Partner
    François DARAGON dit LAFRANCE and Françoise MARTEL 23 May 1757, Sainte-Geneviève, Québec, Canada (Pierrefonds)*
  • 1768 Birth of Child
    Marie-Rose DARAGON dite LAFRANCE was born 20 August 1768, Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus)
  • 1798 Death
    17 February 1798
    L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)


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