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  (b. 21 April 1650 Angers, France   d. 30 June 1720 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

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Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE was born 21 April 1650 in Angers, France. Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean-Guillaume was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1671.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Jean-Guillaume  married  Anne BARILLET 9 November 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  Anne BARILLET  was born abt. 1650 in France.  Anne died abt. September 1672 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Jean-Guillaume  never married  (2) Catherine GUESSELIN abt. 1681 .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Catherine GUESSELIN  was born in France.  Catherine died 7 December 1733 in Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada. 

Jean-Guillaume  married  (3) Marguerite BENOIT 26 November 1685 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marguerite BENOIT  was born October 1666 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation).  Marguerite died 11 September 1728 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Marguerite was the child of Gabriel BENOIT dit LAFOREST and Marie-Anne GUÉDON.

Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE died 30 June 1720 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

Born St-Pierre, Angers, Anjou, France

Details of the family tree of Jean-Guillaume 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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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 (

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