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  (b. 14 October 1727 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. )  

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Joseph-Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS was born 14 October 1727 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Joseph-Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS was the child of Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS   and   Françoise JUTRAS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Marie-Françoise PINARD (maternal)  Dominque JUTRAS dit DESROSIERS and Marie NIQUET

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Joseph-Antoine  married  Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ 3 May 1751 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ  was born 5 October 1717 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada.  Madeleine was the child of Jean-Baptiste COUTURIER dit LABONTÉ and Jeanne RENOUX.
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? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children,...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 (

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Joseph-Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS married flag female ancestor Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ-- Date: 3 May 1751 Place: Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France
Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ was the child of Jean-Baptiste COUTURIER dit LABONTÉ and Jeanne RENOUX

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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
L'église de Saint-François-du-Lac (exterior)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier
440, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-François-du-Lac, QUÉBEC
Established 1714

birth1727 Birth
14 October 1727
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
marriage1751 Marriage / Partner
Joseph-Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ 3 May 1751, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
1760 Birth of Child
Marguerite GIGUERE dite DESPINS was born 15 December 1760, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
Added: 3/23/2015 4:05:16 PM - Updated: 3/1/2020 10:55:34 AM
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