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HELP! flag male ancestor  Michel  BILLY dit COURVILLE

  (b. abt. 1672 Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

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Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE was born abt. 1672 in Québec Province, Canada

Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE was the child of Jean-François BILLY (DUBILLY)   and   Catherine-Marguerite DELAMARCHE (DELAMARRE)

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Michel  married  Marguerite-Renee BREARD 14 July 1719 in La-Pérade, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marguerite-Renee BREARD  was born 19 September 1698 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier).  Marguerite-Renee died 24 September 1728 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec).  Marguerite-Renee was the child of Amable BREILLARD (BREARD) dit LAROCHE and Marie LAFOND.

Michel  married  (2) Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD 1 March 1729 in Champlain, Canada, New France .  Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD  was born 31 August 1683 in Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier).  Marie-Jeanne died 11 September 1752 in Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier).  Marie-Jeanne was the child of Mathieu ROUILLARD and Jeanne GUILLET.
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 - 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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Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE married flag female ancestor Marguerite-Renee BREARD-- Date: 14 July 1719 Place: La-Pérade, Canada, New France
Marguerite-Renee BREARD was the child of Amable BREILLARD (BREARD) dit LAROCHE and Marie LAFOND

Children of Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE and Marguerite-Renee BREARD:

Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE married flag female ancestor Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD-- Date: 1 March 1729 Place: Champlain, Canada, New France
Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD was the child of Mathieu ROUILLARD and Jeanne GUILLET

Children of Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE and Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD:

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marriage1719 Marriage / Partner
Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE and Marguerite-Renee BREARD 14 July 1719, La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade)

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1722 Birth of Child
Marguerite BILLY was born 13 January 1722, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1724 Birth of Child
Madeleine BILLY dite COURVILLE was born 8 April 1724, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
1726 Birth of Child
Michel BILLY was born 25 September 1726, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly)
marriage1729 Marriage / Partner
Michel BILLY dit COURVILLE and Marie-Jeanne ROUILLARD 1 March 1729, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Added: 8/26/2015 8:37:33 AM - Updated: 1/7/2020 8:23:35 AM
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could...Read MORE...

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

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