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flag female ancestor  Marie-Louise  GIGUERE dite DESPINS

  (b. abt. 1752 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. 21 November 1830 Sorel, Lower Canada )  

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Marie-Louise GIGUERE dite DESPINS was born abt. 1752 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Marie-Louise GIGUERE dite DESPINS was the child of Joseph-Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS   and   Madeleine COUTURIER dite LABONTÉ and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Françoise JUTRAS (maternal)  Jean-Baptiste COUTURIER dit LABONTÉ and Jeanne RENOUX

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  Louis LAVALLEE 3 November 1773 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Louis LAVALLEE  was born 12 September 1746 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  He died 30 January 1823 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  He was the son of Pierre LAVALLEE and Geneviève PLESSIS dite BÉLAIR.

Marie-Louise GIGUERE dite DESPINS died 21 November 1830 in Sorel, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Marie-Louise 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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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 (
  • 1773 Marriage / Partner
    Marie-Louise GIGUERE dite DESPINS and Louis LAVALLEE 3 November 1773, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1773 Birth of Child
    Joseph LAVALLÉE was born 22 December 1773, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1780 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste LAVALLEE was born 14 February 1780, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1782 Birth of Child
    Antoine-François LAVALLEE was born 13 March 1782, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1823 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Louis LAVALLEE died 30 January 1823, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1830 Death
    21 November 1830
    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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