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HELP! Ancestor is complete! flag male ancestor  Gabriel  GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN

  (b. 12 February 1717 Varennes, Canada, New France   d. 5 October 1793 Varennes, Lower Canada )  

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Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN was born 12 February 1717 in Varennes, Canada, New France . Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN was the child of Jean GEOFFRION (JOFFRION)   and   Marie-Charlotte LEFRANCOIS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) and Marie PRIAULT (BRIAULT) (maternal)  Pierre LEFRANCOIS (FRANCOIS) and Madeleine GAUMONT (GAUMOND)

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Gabriel  married  Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE 24 July 1741 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE  was born abt. 1716 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marguerite died 14 March 1800 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Marguerite was the child of Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE and Marguerite GENTES.

Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN died 5 October 1793 in Varennes, Lower 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? During the 17thcentury, Irish inhabitants of France were sent to Quebec to help populate the area....Read MORE...
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 (

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