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flag male ancestor  Augustin-Bruno  MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE

  (b. 5 October 1761 Verchères, Canada   d. )  

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Augustin-Bruno MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE was born 5 October 1761 in Verchères, Canada . Augustin-Bruno MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE was the child of Nicolas MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE   and   Marie-Madeleine BÉRARD dite LEPINE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE and Marguerite LEDOUX (maternal)  François BÉRARD dit LEPINE and Marie-Madeleine RENAUD

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

Augustin-Bruno  married  Louise-Praxede PETIT 16 August 1785 in Verchères, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Louise-Praxede PETIT  was born 21 July 1766 in Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres).  Louise-Praxede was the child of Pierre PETIT and Charlotte RENAUD dite DESLAURIERS.
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? An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had...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 - 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 (
  • 1761 Birth
    5 October 1761
    Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1785 Marriage / Partner
    Augustin-Bruno MEUNIER dit LAPIERRE and Louise-Praxede PETIT 16 August 1785, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1786 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise MEUNIER was born 18 August 1786, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1788 Birth of Child
    Augustin MEUNIER was born 29 February 1788, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1790 Birth of Child
    Michel MEUNIER was born 29 November 1790, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

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