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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE

  (b. abt. 1676 France   d. 24 December 1740 Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* )  

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Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE was born abt. 1676 in France. Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1717.

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

Pierre  married  Françoise DUFAULT 26 April 1717 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Françoise DUFAULT  was born 8 March 1693 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Françoise died 13 August 1756 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Françoise was the child of Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON and Françoise SIMEON.

Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE died 24 December 1740 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* .

son of Jacques Rocan and Marie Bodard

Details of the family tree of Pierre 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.
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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 (
  • 1717 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE and Françoise DUFAULT 26 April 1717, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
  • 1718 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine ROCAN (ROQUAND) was born 31 January 1718, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1719 Birth of Child
    Marie-Suzanne ROCAN (ROQUAND) was born 2 January 1719, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1721 Birth of Child
    Marie-Françoise ROCAN (ROQUAND) was born 16 January 1721, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1722 Birth of Child
    Louis ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE was born 24 August 1722, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1724 Birth of Child
    Françoise-Louise ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dite LAVILLE was born 10 February 1724, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1725 Birth of Child
    Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE was born 15 March 1725 , Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • 1729 Birth of Child
    Sebastien ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE was born 12 October 1729, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

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Added: 4/1/2015 4:12:00 PM - Updated: 6/19/2015 10:30:18 AM

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