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Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE

  (b. 26 February 1668 France   d. 17 March 1738 Varennes, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was born 26 February 1668 in France. Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1692.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME 13 April 1692 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME  was born abt. 1659 in Paris, France.  She died 4 October 1699 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes). 

He married  (2) Marguerite GENTES 25 May 1700 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marguerite GENTES  was born 8 February 1682 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  She died 12 January 1763 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  She was the daughter of Étienne GENTES and Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL.

Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE died 17 March 1738 in Varennes, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat pour la cie de Capitaine Saint-Cirq

Son of Jacques FONTAINE and Claudine GIRON

Details of the family tree of Pierre 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? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms ...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( 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 (
    Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours, Volume 3 Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours, Cyprien Tanguay Publisher E. Senécal, 1887 Original from Oxford University Digitized Sep 20, 2007 Page 44
  • 1668 Birth
    26 February 1668
    , France
  • 1692 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME 13 April 1692, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
  • 1693 Birth of Child
    Marie-Thérèse FONTAINE was born 28 June 1693, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Marguerite ANTHIAUME died 4 October 1699, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
  • 1699 Birth of Child
    Gabriel FONTAINE was born 24 September 1699, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
    1700 Marriage Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes, Varennes, QC, Canada Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 1700 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marguerite GENTES 25 May 1700, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

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