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HELP! flag male ancestor  Louis  LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL

  (b. 26 October 1798 Sorel, Lower Canada   d. 9 November 1885 Saint-Robert, Québec, Canada )  

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Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL was born 26 October 1798 in Sorel, Lower Canada . Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL was the child of Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL   and   Agathe HUS COURNOYER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL and Louise-Charlotte TRUILLIER dite LACOMBE (maternal)  Joseph HUS COURNOYER and Agathe THIBERT

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

Louis  married  Marie-Anne BIBEAU 6 February 1826 in Sorel, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie-Anne BIBEAU  was born abt. 1795 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marie-Anne was the child of Jean-Baptiste BIBEAU and Madeleine GAUTRON dite LAROCHELLE.

Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL died 9 November 1885 in Saint-Robert, Québec, Canada.
Details of the family tree of Louis 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace....Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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 (
  • 1798 Birth
    26 October 1798
    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1826 Marriage / Partner
    Louis LEROUX dit PROVENÇAL and Marie-Anne BIBEAU 6 February 1826, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1829 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne LEROUX dite PROVENÇAL was born 29 May 1829, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1885 Death
    9 November 1885
    Saint-Robert, Québec, Canada

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