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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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and...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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE


Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE married flag female ancestor Françoise DUFAULT-- Date: 26 April 1717 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
Françoise DUFAULT was the child of Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON and Françoise SIMEON


Children of Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE and Françoise DUFAULT:

flag female ancestor Marie-Catherine ROCAN (ROQUAND) (b.31 January 1718, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marie-Suzanne ROCAN (ROQUAND) (b.2 January 1719, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. , )

flag female ancestor Marie-Françoise ROCAN (ROQUAND) (b.16 January 1721, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. , )

flag male ancestor Louis ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE (b.24 August 1722, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 14 January 1758, L'Assomption, Canada, New France )
m. Madeleine COITOU dite ST JEAN 26 January 1750 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)

flag female ancestor Françoise-Louise ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dite LAVILLE (b.10 February 1724, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 20 December 1802, Longueuil, Lower Canada )
m. Marc-Antoine GOGUET (GOYETTE) 22 July 1748 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)

flag male ancestor Pierre ROCAN (ROCQUAND) dit LAVILLE (b.15 March 1725 , Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 19 May 1798, L'Assomption, Lower Canada )
m. Marie-Françoise CHRISTIN 18 February 1754 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)
m. Françoise JARRET dite BEAUREGARD 8 June 1790 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)

flag male ancestor Sebastien ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE (b.12 October 1729, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. , )
m. Marie-Anne HOGUE 15 May 1752 in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Québec, Canada

flag male ancestor Jean-Baptiste ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE (b.12 December 1730, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. abt. 1798, , Canada)
m. Marie-Françoise LENOIR dite ROLLAND 14 February 1756 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)

flag female ancestor Marguerite ROCAN (ROQUAN) dite LAVILLE (b.20 June 1733, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 27 November 1808, Saint-Eustache, Lower Canada)
m. Jean CATAFARD dit BLONDIN 30 January 1758 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)
m. Toussaint POIRIER 14 February 1774 in Saint-Eustache, Québec, Canada

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marriage1717 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)
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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)
1730 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste ROCAN (ROQUAN) dit LAVILLE was born 12 December 1730, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
1733 Birth of Child
Marguerite ROCAN (ROQUAN) dite LAVILLE was born 20 June 1733, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
death1740 Death
24 December 1740
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)
Added: 4/1/2015 4:12:00 PM - Updated: 6/19/2015 10:30:18 AM
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