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flag male ancestor  Pierre-François  GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES

  (b. 18 May 1693 Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 13 November 1743 La Prairie, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre-François GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES was born 18 May 1693 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France . Pierre-François GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES was the child of Raphaël GIROUX   and   Marie-Madeleine VACHON and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Toussaint GIROUX and Marie GODARD (maternal)  Paul VACHON and Marguerite LANGLOIS

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

Pierre-François  married  Marie-Angelique MAHEU 5 February 1714 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Marie-Angelique MAHEU  was born 17 March 1695 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Angelique died 20 March 1771 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis).  Marie-Angelique was the child of Charles MAHEU and Marie-Charlotte GARNIER.

Pierre-François GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES died 13 November 1743 in La Prairie, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Pierre-François 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? New France was born and nurtured in an atmosphere of religious devotion. To the habitant the Church ...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( 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 (
  • 1693 Birth
    18 May 1693
    Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1714 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre-François GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES and Marie-Angelique MAHEU 5 February 1714, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1715 Birth of Child
    Angélique GIROUX was born 11 October 1715, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1717 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne GIROUX was born 12 August 1717, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1719 Birth of Child
    Geneviève GIROUX was born 12 June 1719, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1720 Birth of Child
    Jean-Baptiste GIROUX dit DESFOURCHETTES was born 17 September 1720, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1722 Birth of Child
    Marie-Françoise GIROUX was born 4 October 1722, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)
  • 1730 Birth of Child
    Michel GIROUX was born 4 February 1730, Laval, Québec, Canada (Saint François-de-Sales-de-l'Ile-Jésus)

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