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flag male ancestor  Pierre  GAUTRON dit LAROCHELLE

  (b. 28 September 1817 Sorel, Lower Canada   d. )  

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Pierre GAUTRON dit LAROCHELLE was born 28 September 1817 in Sorel, Lower Canada . Pierre GAUTRON dit LAROCHELLE was the child of René GAUTRON dit LAROCHELLE   and   Marie-Anne ST-MARTIN and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jacques-Michel GAUTRON dit LAROCHELLE and Catherine-Louise LEROUX (maternal)  Antoine ST-MARTIN and Elisabeth LAVALLÉE

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie PELOQUIN 6 August 1839 in Sorel, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Marie PELOQUIN  was born 24 October 1819 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  She was the daughter of Antoine PELOQUIN dit FELIX CREDY and Marguerite DUFAULT.
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? The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


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