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HELP! flag male ancestor  François  PELOQUIN dit FELIX

  (b. 23 October 1778 Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 10 April 1849 Sorel, Lower Canada )  

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François PELOQUIN dit FELIX was born 23 October 1778 in Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada . François PELOQUIN dit FELIX was the child of Joseph PELOQUIN dit FÉLIX   and   Marie-Louise HUS MILLET and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François PELOQUIN dit FÉLIX and Marie-Anne LAVALLÉE (maternal)  François HUS MILET (MILLET) and Marie-Louise CARTIER

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

François  married  Marie-Anne ÉTHIER 15 February 1808 in Sorel, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Anne ÉTHIER  was born 7 November 1789 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Marie-Anne died 13 February 1810 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Marie-Anne was the child of Pierre-Marie ÉTHIER and Madeleine LANDRY.

François  married  (2) Geneviève DUFAULT 7 January 1811 in Sorel, Lower Canada .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Geneviève DUFAULT  was born 24 September 1791 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre).  Geneviève was the child of Jean-Baptiste DUFAULT dit RACLOS and Marie-Josephe RAJOTTE.

François PELOQUIN dit FELIX died 10 April 1849 in Sorel, Lower Canada .
Details of the family tree of François 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? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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)


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Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 12/19/2010 8:25:47 AM

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