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HELP! flag male ancestor  Martin  PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR

  (b. abt. 1730 France   d. )  

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Martin PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR was born abt. 1730 in France. Martin PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR was the child of ?   and   ?

Martin was an immigrant, arriving by 1763.

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

Martin  married  Pelagie THIBERT 16 May 1763 in Yamaska, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Pelagie THIBERT  was born 27 August 1745 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  Pelagie died 3 April 1795 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  Pelagie was the child of Jean-Marie THIBERT and Marie-Louise PELISSIER dite LAFEUILLADE.

Martin  married  (2) Marie-Josephte GIRARD 9 January 1797 in Yamaska, Lower Canada .  Marie-Josephte GIRARD  was born 23 May 1753 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Josephte died 20 June 1828 in Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska).  Marie-Josephte was the child of Guillaume GIRARD and Louise-Elisabeth DEVIS.

son of Jean-Charles Prunier and Jeanne Meline

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 (
  • 1763 Marriage / Partner
    Martin PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR and Pelagie THIBERT 16 May 1763, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1763 Birth of Child
    Louise PRUNIER dite VADEBONCOEUR was born 21 August 1763, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1771 Birth of Child
    Antoine PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR was born 16 April 1771, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1772 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine PRUNIER was born 3 October 1772, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1774 Birth of Child
    Françoise PRUNIER dite VADEBONCOEUR was born 9 July 1774, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)
  • 1797 Marriage / Partner
    Martin PRUNIER dit VADEBONCOEUR and Marie-Josephte GIRARD 9 January 1797, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)

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Added: 3/26/2015 9:19:27 AM - Updated: 4/10/2020 8:01:40 AM

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