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HELP! Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag female ancestor  Madeleine  PETITOT dite SINCENNES

  (b. abt. 1694 Port Royal, Acadia   d. 28 January 1760 France )  

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Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES was born abt. 1694 in Port Royal, Acadia. Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES was the child of Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE   and   Marie ROBICHAUD and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Étienne ROBICHAUD and Françoise BOUDROT

Madeleine was deported as part of the Acadian Exile / Grand Derangement around 1755.

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

Madeleine  married  Jean MELANSON 22 January 1714 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jean MELANSON  was born abt. 1690 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  Jean died 24 February 1760 in Cherbourg, France.  Jean was the child of Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE and Marie DUGAS.

Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES died 28 January 1760 in France.
Details of the family tree of Madeleine appear below.
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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 (
  • 1714 Marriage / Partner
    Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES and Jean MELANSON 22 January 1714, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Marie MELANSON was born 1 September 1714, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1718 Birth of Child
    Madeleine MELANSON was born 24 September 1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1722 Birth of Child
    Marguerite MELANSON was born 7 April 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1725 Birth of Child
    Charles MELANSON was born 19 January 1725, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1760 Death
    28 January 1760
    , France

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Added: 4/13/2015 11:38:08 AM - Updated: 6/23/2020 9:24:49 AM

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