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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  GEOFFRION (JOFFRION)

  (b. bet. 1638-1644 France   d. 18 October 1704 Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born bet. 1638-1644 in France. Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1668.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Pierre  married  Marie PRIAULT (BRIAULT) abt. 1668 in Verchères, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie PRIAULT (BRIAULT)  was born abt. 1649 in France.  Marie died 25 February 1699 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul). 

Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) died 18 October 1704 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Macon et habitant

Born in Fontenay-le-Comte, France

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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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

Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (

Habitant Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
    Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie
    Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay
    Author Cyprien Tanguay
    Published 1871
    Original from Oxford University
    Digitized Jun 9, 2006
    Page 323
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Jean GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 17 April 1671, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
  • 1672 Birth of Child
    Marie GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 25 March 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1675 Birth of Child
    Toussaint GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 25 December 1675, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1677 Birth of Child
    Michel GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 26 October 1677, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
  • 1681 Census - Vercheres, Quebec
    Pierre Geoffrion, Habitant, 43 years, married
    Marie Priot, 36 years, married
    Andre Geoffrion, 11 years
    Jean Geoffrion, 9 years
    Marie Geoffrion, 8 years
    Toussaint Geoffrion, 6 years
    Francoise Geoffrion, 4 years
    Anne Geoffrion, 6 months
    1681 Census - New France
  • 1681 Birth of Child
    Anne GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 19 February 1681, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1683 Birth of Child
    Pierre GEOFFRION (JOFFRION) was born 10 April 1683, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

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