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  (b. abt. 1621 France   d. 29 March 1705 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Jean SERREAU dit ST-AUBIN was born abt. 1621 in France. Jean SERREAU dit ST-AUBIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1660.

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

Jean  married  Marguerite BOILEAU abt. 1663 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marguerite BOILEAU  was born 11 August 1638 in France.  Marguerite was the child of Rene BOILEAU IV and Joachine FERRAND DITE SERRANT.

Jean SERREAU dit ST-AUBIN died 29 March 1705 in Port Royal, Acadia.

Occupation: soldier, sailor, and seigneur of Ste.-Croix and Passamaquoddy

Details of the family tree of Jean appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  In August 1605, Samuel de Champlain moved to Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal), a community that was ...Read MORE...
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 (
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Jean SERREAU dit ST-AUBIN was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

Source: Canada in the Making (

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, December 17, 1983
  • Biography
    SERREAU (Sarreau) DE SAINT-AUBIN, JEAN, soldier, sailor, and seigneur; b. 1621 in the province of Poitou; d. 29 March 1705, probably at Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal, N.S.).

    Jean Serreau arrived in Canada around 1660, established himself in 1662 on Île d’Orléans on the Argentenay seigneury, and had been living there peacefully with his wife Marguerite Boileau for some time, when a certain Jean Terme, of Swiss origin, came and disturbed the...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Geneviève SERREAU dite ST-AUBIN was born 7 August 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1705 Death
    29 March 1705
    Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

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