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  (b. 9 September 1687 Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 12 December 1739 La-Pérade, Canada, New France )  

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Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE was born 9 September 1687 in Montréal, Canada, New France . Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE was the child of Paul DESMARAIS   and   Marie TETREAU (TETREAULT) and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Louis TETREAU (TETREAULT) and Marie-Noëlle-Nathalie LANDEAU

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Paul  married  Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE 23 April 1715 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE  was born abt. 1694 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marie-Marguerite died 5 May 1766 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres).  Marie-Marguerite was the child of Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME.

Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE died 12 December 1739 in La-Pérade, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Paul 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.
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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 (
    Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay Author Cyprien Tanguay Published 1871 Original from Oxford University Digitized Jun 9, 2006 Page 189
  • 1687 Baptism

    Paul Desmarets 9 Sept 1687 Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1715 Marriage / Partner
    Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE and Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE 23 April 1715, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1716 Birth of Child
    Pierre-Paul DESMARAIS was born 8 February 1716, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
  • 1717 Birth of Child
    Marguerite DESMARAIS was born 28 October 1717, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
  • 1719 Birth of Child
    Marie-Thérèse DESMARAIS was born 17 August 1719, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
  • 1721 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne DESMARAIS was born 12 June 1721, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
  • 1723 Birth of Child
    Madeleine DESMARAIS was born 1 April 1723, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada

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