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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Germain  DOUCET dit LAVERDURE

  (b. abt. 1595 France   d. Champagne, France )  

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Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was born abt. 1595 in France

Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was the child of ?   and   ?

Germain was an immigrant, arriving by 1632.

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Germain  married  Marie BOURGEOIS? abt. 1620 in France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie BOURGEOIS?  was born abt. 1599 in Champagne, France.  Marie died abt. 1660 in France. 
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 (

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Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE married immigrant flag female ancestor Marie BOURGEOIS?-- Date: abt. 1620 Place: , France
Germain Doucet “Dit Sieur de LaVerdure” Doucet; Many records point to Marie Bourgeois as the first wife of Germain Doucet and the mother of Marguerite and Pierre, Stephen A. White [SAW] contradicts it. SPOUSE UNKNOWN. He states that Germain did, however, remarry before 1654 to UNKNOWN. According to Stephen A. White, the name of the wife or wives of Germain has never been known. Several early writers, such as Bona Arsenault, Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens, and Adrien Bergeron, Le Grand Arrangement des Acadiens au Quebec, have stated that the wife was Marie Bourgeios, given the documented fact that Germain Doucet and Jacques (Jacob) Bourgeois were brothers-in-law. In his notes, Stephen A. White states: “It is not possible that the mother of the children of Germain Doucet is a sister of Jacques Bourgeois’ wife, as certain authors have proposed, given that the in-laws of Jacques Bourgeois didn’t get married until 1627. Posted on the ‘Acadian and Cajun Genealogy, History, Culture and Music’ Facebook Group by by Bren Doucette Smith on 08-07-11

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Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, April 2, 1983

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1620 Birth of Child
Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was born 1 January 1620, , France
Germain Doucet, sieur de La Verdure, was forced by the English to leave Acadia in 1654, when he was in his late 50s. He did not return to the colony, and his death date is unknown.
Added: 4/11/2015 12:32:17 PM - Updated: 5/28/2024 2:43:32 PM

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