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HELP! flag male ancestor  Michel  MARETTE dit DESMARAIS

  (b. 28 August 1724 Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France   d. 24 November 1800 Montréal, Lower Canada )  

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Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS was born 28 August 1724 in Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France. Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS was the child of Michel DESMARAIS   and   Françoise-Anne-Marie BENOIT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Paul DESMARAIS and Marie TETREAU (TETREAULT) (maternal)  Étienne BENOIT dit LA JEUNESSE and Nicole CHANDOISEAU

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Michel  married  Marie-Elisabeth BOUSQUET 14 November 1746 in Repentigny, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie-Elisabeth BOUSQUET  was born 13 May 1725 in Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny) (St-Paul-l'Hermite).  Marie-Elisabeth died 5 April 1803 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul).  Marie-Elisabeth was the child of Jean-Baptiste BOUSQUET and Louise-Marie LUSSIER.

Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS died 24 November 1800 in Montréal, 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.

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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.

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Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS married flag female ancestor Marie-Elisabeth BOUSQUET-- Date: 14 November 1746 Place: Repentigny, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

Marie-Elisabeth BOUSQUET was the child of Jean-Baptiste BOUSQUET and Louise-Marie LUSSIER

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1724 Birth
28 August 1724
Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada
1746 Marriage / Partner
Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS and Marie-Elisabeth BOUSQUET 14 November 1746, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny) (St-Paul-l'Hermite)
1749 Birth of Child
Michel MARETTE dit DESMARAIS was born 3 February 1749, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)
1800 Death
24 November 1800
Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul)
Added: 8/12/2008 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 1/15/2019 9:06:25 AM
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