Marguerite  FRANCOURT dite BRETEL

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

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Marguerite FRANCOURT dite BRETEL was born abt. 1688 Marguerite FRANCOURT dite BRETEL was the child of

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 FRANCOURT dite BRETEL died 28 March 1758 in Québec, Canada, New France .

daughter of Francois Francourt and Madeleine St-Jean dite Lavallee

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1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Marguerite FRANCOURT dite BRETEL

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Marguerite FRANCOURT dite BRETEL married flag  Pierre DUMESNIL-- Date: 4 May 1716 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Pierre DUMESNIL was the son of Pierre DUMESNIL and Catherine GODIN


flag  Pierre DUMESNIL (b.19 August 1717, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 3 December 1757, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Scholastique ROUSSIN 12 November 1736

flag  Marie DUMESNIL (b.9 July 1723, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 21 August 1794, Montréal, Lower Canada )
m. François MOITIE 14 November 1741

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1716 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite FRANCOURT 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)
28 March 1758
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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