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HELP! flag male ancestor  Jean  LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL

  (b. abt. 1715 France   d. )  

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Jean LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL was born abt. 1715 in France. Jean LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant, arriving by 1745.

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

Jean  married  Louise-Charlotte TRUILLIER dite LACOMBE 16 January 1745 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Louise-Charlotte TRUILLIER dite LACOMBE  was born 16 August 1721 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Louise-Charlotte died 23 July 1774 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Louise-Charlotte was the child of Jean TRULIER (TRULLIER) dit LACOMBE and Marie-Anne BROSSEAU.

son of Andre Leroux and Francoise Imbert

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 (
  • 1745 Marriage / Partner
    Jean LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL and Louise-Charlotte TRUILLIER dite LACOMBE 16 January 1745, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1747 Birth of Child
    Marie-Josephe LEROUX was born 17 October 1747, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1750 Birth of Child
    Marie-Charlotte LEROUX dite PROVENÇAL was born 27 June 1750, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1754 Birth of Child
    Ursule LEROUX was born 5 May 1754, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1763 Birth of Child
    Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL was born 14 December 1763, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

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Added: 3/25/2015 11:10:02 AM - Updated: 6/18/2015 6:45:41 AM

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