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flag female ancestor  Marguerite  LAVALLEE dite BRETEL

  (b. abt. 1688 Québec Province, Canada   d. 28 March 1758 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Marguerite LAVALLEE dite BRETEL was born abt. 1688 in Québec Province, Canada. Marguerite LAVALLEE dite BRETEL was the child of François FRANCOEUR dit LAVALLEE   and   Marie-Madeleine ST-JEAN dite LAVALLEE

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Pierre DUMESNIL 4 May 1716 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Pierre DUMESNIL  was born 22 July 1696 in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada.  He died abt. 1727 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  He was the son of Pierre DUMESNIL and Catherine GODIN.

Marguerite LAVALLEE dite BRETEL died 28 March 1758 in Québec, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Marguerite 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? Behind each habitant"s house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn...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)
  • 1716 Marriage / Partner
    Marguerite LAVALLEE dite BRETEL and Pierre DUMESNIL 4 May 1716, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1717 Birth of Child
    Pierre DUMESNIL was born 19 August 1717, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1723 Birth of Child
    Marie DUMESNIL was born 9 July 1723, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1757 Death of Child
    Pierre DUMESNIL died 3 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1758 Death
    28 March 1758
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)


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Added: 3/18/2015 10:13:30 AM - Updated: 7/7/2019 8:31:34 AM

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