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Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS

  (b. 23 March 1636 Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France   d. 16 February 1708 Champlain, Canada, New France )  

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Jean LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS was born 23 March 1636 in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France. Jean LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1667.

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

Jean  married  Jeanne-Elizabeth ISABEL 10 January 1667 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Jeanne-Elizabeth ISABEL  was born 20 October 1650 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Jeanne-Elizabeth died aft. 21 July 1714 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Jeanne-Elizabeth was the child of Guillaume ISABEL and Catherine DODIER.

Jean LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS died 16 February 1708 in Champlain, Canada, New France .
Details of the family tree of Jean 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? In 1977, a law was passed in Quebec, Law 101, the charter of the French language. This law defined...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 (
  • 1636 Birth
    23 March 1636
    Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France
  • 1666 Canadian Census Trois Rivieres
    Pierre lepellée dit lahaye - 38 habitant
    Catherine dodier - 28 sa femme Ve. Isabel
    Jeanne Isabel - 14 fille
    françoise lepellé - 12 fille
    Claude lepellé - 9 fils
    Joseph lepellé - 7 fils
    pierre lepellé - 5 fils
    Marie lepellé - 15 mois fille
    Jean lepellé - 20 frere
    Marthe desmilliers - 21 domestique

    The first census of New France (1666)
  • 1667 Census - Trois Rivieres, Quebec
    NEED to find this record

    listed as Jacques Desmarets, 26 years old with wife, Jeanne Isabel, age 16
  • 1667 Marriage / Partner
    Jean LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS and Jeanne-Elizabeth ISABEL 10 January 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Françoise LEPELÉ was born 21 October 1667, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1682 Birth of Child
    Catherine LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) was born 26 January 1682, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1684 Birth of Child
    Alexis LEPELE (LEPELLÉ) dit DESMARETS (DESMARAIS) was born 25 December 1684 , Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
  • 1698 Death of Child
    Jean-François LEPELE dit LAMOTHE died 21 December 1698, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)

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