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immigrant flag male ancestor  René  LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE

  (b. 10 April 1656 France   d. 4 August 1718 Rimouski, Canada, New France )  

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LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE Genealogy

René LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE was born 10 April 1656 in France. René LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE was the child of ?   and   ?

René was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1686.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Madeleine GAGNON 10 June 1686 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Madeleine GAGNON  was born 28 March 1671 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer).  She died 31 January 1744 in Rimouski, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur) (Saint-Germain).  She was the daughter of Pierre GAGNON and Barbe FORTIN dite BELLEFONTAINE.

René LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE died 4 August 1718 in Rimouski, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Seigneur de Rimouski



son of Germain Lepage and Renee Lory


Details of the family tree of René 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? To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirées, when they would gather to...Read MORE...



Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit www.historymuseum.ca/ virtual-museum-of-new-france
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)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

René LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

Source: Canada in the Making (www.canadiana.ca/citm/index_e.html)
  • 1656 Birth
    10 April 1656
    , France
  • 1686 Marriage / Partner
    René LEPAGE dit STE-CLAIRE and Marie-Madeleine GAGNON 10 June 1686, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
  • 1687 Birth of Child
    Pierre LEPAGE was born 11 August 1687, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
  • 1710 Birth of Child
    Paul LEPAGE was born 1 July 1710, Rimouski, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur) (Saint-Germain)
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne LEPAGE was born 6 July 1714, Rimouski, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur) (Saint-Germain)
  • 1718 Death
    4 August 1718
    Rimouski, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur) (Saint-Germain)


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