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flag female ancestor  Marie-Marguerite  FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE

  (b. abt. 1694 Québec Province, Canada   d. 5 May 1766 Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada )  
Age: 72

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Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was born abt. 1694 in Québec Province, Canada. Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was the child of Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE   and   Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE 23 April 1715 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE  was born 9 September 1687 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  He died 12 December 1739 in La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade).  He was the son of Paul DESMARAIS and Marie TETREAU (TETREAULT).

She married  (2) Joseph LEDUC 9 January 1745 in Verchères, Canada, New France .  Joseph LEDUC  was born 10 April 1713 in Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine).  He was the son of Charles LEDUC and Anne-Angélique CHEVALIER.

Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE died 5 May 1766 in Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada .

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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? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE... 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html
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 (
  • 1715 Marriage / Partner
    Marie-Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE and Paul DESMARAIS dit MARETTE 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
  • 1725 Birth of Child
    François-Marie DESMARAIS was born 14 August 1725, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1726 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine DESMARAIS was born 14 March 1726, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

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