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Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  Jean  GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE

  (b. abt. 1678 Poitiers, France   d. abt. 1710 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE was born abt. 1678 in Poitiers, France. Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1703.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie LEVRON 20 November 1703 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie LEVRON  was born abt. 1685 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She died 1 August 1727 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She was the daughter of François LEVRON dit NANTAIS and Catherine SAVOIE.

Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE died abt. 1710 in Port Royal, Acadia.

son of Pierre Garceau and Jacquette Soulard of Poitiers, France

Details of the family tree of Jean appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  From 1632 until 1653 the core group of settlers arrived. Ownership of the Acadian colonies 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 (
  • 1703 Marriage / Partner
    Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE and Marie LEVRON 20 November 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1707 Birth of Child
    Daniel GARCEAU was born 8 April 1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
  • 1710 Birth of Child
    Joseph GARCEAU dit RICHARD was born 21 March 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

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Added: 4/11/2015 12:15:59 PM - Updated: 6/6/2017 9:23:19 AM

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