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HELP! flag male ancestor  Martin  GIGUERE dit DESPINS

  (b. 2 January 1655 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. Québec Province, Canada )  

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Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS was born 2 January 1655 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France

Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS was the child of Robert GIGUERE dit DESPINS   and   Marie-Aimee MIVILLE and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Pierre MIVILLE dit LESUISSE and Charlotte MAUGIS

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Martin  married  Marie-Françoise PINARD 7 May 1682 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marie-Françoise PINARD  was born 15 November 1664 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  Marie-Françoise died 19 December 1743 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Françoise was the child of Louis PINARD and Marie-Madeleine HERTEL.
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 - 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)

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Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS married Ancestor is complete!flag female ancestor Marie-Françoise PINARD-- Date: 7 May 1682 Place: Sorel, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).


Marie-Françoise PINARD was the child of Louis PINARD and Marie-Madeleine HERTEL


Giguere Martin, son of Robert and Aimee Mainville
Pinard M. Frse, daughter of Ls and Marie Hertel

"Marie-Francoise, born in 1664 and married to Martin Giguere."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume IV, Page 232


Children of Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Marie-Françoise PINARD:



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birth1655 Birth
2 January 1655
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

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1655 - Baptism
Baptism - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada
15 Feb 1655 - Martin Giguier - b.2 Jan 1655
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) (Mormon Genealogy Records).
1666 Habittans de Beaupré
Robert giguiere - 50 habittant

Aymée Minville - 27 sa femme

Charlotte Giguiere - 12 fille

Martin Giguiere - 11 fils

Jeanne Giguiere - 9 fille

Marie Giguiere - 7 fille

Jean Giguiere - 6 fils

Robert Giguiere - 3 fils

pierre Giguiere - 8 mois fils

Et Simon d'Orillage - 22 domestique Engaigé
The first census of New France (1666)
marriage1682 Marriage / Partner
Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Marie-Françoise PINARD 7 May 1682, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

He was 27 years old.
1684 Birth of Child
Marie-Françoise GIGUERE was born 15 October 1684, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

Martin was 29 years old.
1686 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine GIGUERE was born 1 April 1686 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)

Martin was 31 years old.
1690 Birth of Child
Louis GIGUERE was born 20 September 1690 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

Martin was 35 years old.
1693 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine GIGUERE dite DESPINS was born 7 February 1693, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

Martin was 38 years old.
1702 Birth of Child
Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS was born 15 June 1702 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

Martin was 47 years old.
Added: - Updated: 8/16/2015 10:41:30 AM
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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