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  (b. abt. 1716 Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 March 1800 Varennes, Lower Canada )  

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Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was born abt. 1716 in Québec Province, Canada. Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE was the child of Pierre FONTAINE dit BIENVENUE   and   Marguerite GENTES and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Étienne GENTES and Catherine MESSIER dite ST-MICHEL

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Marguerite  married  Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN 24 July 1741 in Varennes, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN  was born 12 February 1717 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Gabriel died 5 October 1793 in Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes).  Gabriel was the child of Jean GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) and Marie-Charlotte LEFRANCOIS.

Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE died 14 March 1800 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? In Quebec, it is regarded unlucky to present a gift of 13 flowers. Avoid giving chrysanthemums and white lilies as they are used during funerals.
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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE


Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE married Ancestor is complete!flag male ancestor Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN-- Date: 24 July 1741 Place: Varennes, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN was the child of Jean GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) and Marie-Charlotte LEFRANCOIS

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1741 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE and Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN 24 July 1741, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
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1742 Birth of Child
Marguerite GEOFFRION (JEFFRION) was born 22 June 1742, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1744 Birth of Child
Pierre GEOFFRION (JEFFRION) was born 26 October 1744, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1746 Birth of Child
Marie-Catherine GEOFFRION (JEOFFRION) was born 28 December 1746, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1749 Birth of Child
Gabriel GEOFFRION was born 25 February 1749, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1752 Birth of Child
Joseph GEOFFRION (JEFFRION) was born 12 January 1752, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1753 Death of Child
Marie-Catherine GEOFFRION (JEOFFRION) died 20 April 1753, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1754 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste GEOFFRION was born 7 October 1754, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1793 Death of Spouse/Partner
Gabriel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) dit ST-JEAN died 5 October 1793, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1796 Death of Child
Gabriel GEOFFRION died 4 February 1796, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
1800 Death
14 March 1800
Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)
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