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flag male ancestor  Louis  BERNIER dit RIGAUD

  (b. 28 November 1726 Cap-St-Ignace, Canada, New France   d. 22 November 1813 Cap-St-Ignace, Lower Canada )  

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Louis BERNIER dit RIGAUD was born 28 November 1726 in Cap-St-Ignace, Canada, New France . Louis BERNIER dit RIGAUD was the child of Jacques BERNIER   and   Elisabeth GUAY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre BERNIER and Marie-Françoise BOULET (BOULAY) (maternal)  Michel GUAY and Elisabeth-Louise ALBERT

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Geneviève BOIVIN 19 January 1750 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Geneviève BOIVIN  was born 12 May 1725 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  She died 29 August 1759 in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola).  She was the daughter of Jean-François BOIVIN and Angélique JOBIN.

He married  (2) Marie Louise GIROUARD 31 March 1761 in Cap-St-Ignace, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Louise GIROUARD  was born abt. 1739 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  She died 28 November 1813 in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola).  She was the daughter of Germain Jacques GIROUARD and Marie ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU).

Louis BERNIER dit RIGAUD died 22 November 1813 in Cap-St-Ignace, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of Louis appear below.
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 - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number,...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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 (
  • 1726 Birth
    28 November 1726
    Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1750 Marriage / Partner
    Louis BERNIER dit RIGAUD and Geneviève BOIVIN 19 January 1750, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1751 Birth of Child
    Marie-Geneviève BERNIER was born 13 May 1751, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1756 Birth of Child
    Jacques-Bonaventure BERNIER was born 13 July 1756, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1759 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Geneviève BOIVIN died 29 August 1759, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1761 Marriage / Partner
    Louis BERNIER dit RIGAUD and Marie Louise GIROUARD 31 March 1761, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1778 Birth of Child
    François-Marie BERNIER was born 11 February 1778, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1813 Death
    22 November 1813
    Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)

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