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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Antoine  ROY dit DESJARDINS

  (b. 23 March 1635 Burgundy, France   d. 10 July 1684 Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )  

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Antoine ROY dit DESJARDINS was born 23 March 1635 in Burgundy, France. Antoine ROY dit DESJARDINS was the child of Olivier ROY   and   Anne BOUDARD

Antoine was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie MAJOR 11 September 1668 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie MAJOR  was born 26 February 1637 in St-Thomas-de-Touques, Normandie, France.  She died 8 December 1689 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Antoine ROY dit DESJARDINS died 10 July 1684 in Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier; cooper



Born Saint-Jean, Joigny, Yonne, Bourgogne, France

Son of Olivier Roy, c. 2 Oct 1604, Saint-André, Joigny, Yonne, Bourgogne, France and Catherine Baudard, b. Bef 1604


Details of the family tree of Antoine 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.
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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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)
  • 1635 Birth
    23 March 1635
    Burgundy, France
  • Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
    Roy, Antoine, dit Desjardins, m. Marie Major, 11 Sep. 1668
    Soldier, Company: Froment

    The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
  • 1668 Marriage / Partner
    Antoine ROY dit DESJARDINS and Marie MAJOR 11 September 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1684 Death
    10 July 1684
    Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)


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Added: 6/16/2008 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 8/18/2019 4:24:21 PM

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