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flag male ancestor  Martin  GIGUERE dit DESPINS

  (b. 2 January 1655 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France   d. bef. 19 December 1743 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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He 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).  She died 19 December 1743 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada.  She was the daughter of Louis PINARD and Marie-Madeleine HERTEL.

Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS died bef. 19 December 1743 in Québec Province, Canada.
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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.
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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 (
  • 1655 - Baptism
    Baptism - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    15 Feb 1655 - Martin Giguier - b.2 Jan 1655 Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  • 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)
  • 1682 Marriage / Partner
    Martin GIGUERE dit DESPINS and Marie-Françoise PINARD 7 May 1682, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1684 Birth of Child
    Marie-Françoise GIGUERE was born 15 October 1684, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1686 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine GIGUERE was born 1 April 1686 , Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)
  • 1690 Birth of Child
    Louis GIGUERE was born 20 September 1690 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1693 Birth of Child
    Marie-Catherine GIGUERE dite DESPINS was born 7 February 1693, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1702 Birth of Child
    Antoine GIGUERE dit DESPINS was born 15 June 1702 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

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