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immigrant flag   Claude  MAQUET dit LAJOIE

  (b. abt. 1728 France   d. 4 February 1788 Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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MAQUET dit LAJOIE Genealogy

Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE was born abt. 1728 in France. Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE was the child of ?   and   ?

Claude was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1748.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Charlotte MARTIN 22 January 1748 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Charlotte MARTIN  was born abt. 1718 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  She died 11 March 1758 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  She was the daughter of Leger MARTIN and Marie RICHARD.

Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE died 4 February 1788 in Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada .

Occupation: Soldat

son of Claude Maquet and ? Harmon

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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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, 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 Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE

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Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE married flag  Marie-Charlotte MARTIN-- Date: 22 January 1748 Place: Boucherville, Canada, New France
Marie-Charlotte MARTIN was the daughter of Leger MARTIN and Marie RICHARD



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1748 Marriage / Partner
Claude MAQUET dit LAJOIE and Marie-Charlotte MARTIN 22 January 1748, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1758 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Charlotte MARTIN died 11 March 1758, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1766 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne MAQUET dite LAJOIE was born 27 April 1766, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
4 February 1788
Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

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