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immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  DUREAU (DURAUX) dit POITEVIN

  (b. 27 July 1675 Poitiers, France   d. 4 November 1750 Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre DUREAU (DURAUX) dit POITEVIN was born 27 July 1675 in Poitiers, France. Pierre DUREAU (DURAUX) dit POITEVIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1707.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite-Jeanne GÉLINAS 1 September 1707 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Marguerite-Jeanne GÉLINAS  was born 19 July 1683 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers).  She was the daughter of Jean GÉLINAS and Françoise CHARLES DE MESNY.

Pierre DUREAU (DURAUX) dit POITEVIN died 4 November 1750 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Soldat



son of Georges Dureau and Renne DeLaChuassee


Details of the family tree of Pierre 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? In New France, a seigneur"s home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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)
  • 1675 Birth
    27 July 1675
    Poitiers, France
  • 1707 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre DUREAU (DURAUX) dit POITEVIN and Marguerite-Jeanne GÉLINAS 1 September 1707, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1710 Birth of Child
    Louise-Thérèse DUREAU (DURAUX) dite POITEVIN was born 12 August 1710, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1712 Birth of Child
    François-Bonaventure DUREAU (DUREAULT) was born 29 September 1712, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1716 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine DUREAU was born 25 April 1716, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1718 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne DUREAU (DURAUX) dite POITEVIN was born 22 March 1718, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)
  • 1750 Death
    4 November 1750
    Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers)


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Added: 4/18/2015 10:55:33 AM - Updated: 6/14/2015 9:26:38 AM

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