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flag male ancestor  Jacques  DAVID dit PONTIF

  (b. 22 December 1670 Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. July 1712 Acadia, Canada )  

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DAVID dit PONTIF Genealogy

Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF was born 22 December 1670 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France . Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF was the child of Jacques-Laurent DAVID dit PONTIF   and   Marie GRANDRY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Blaise-Julien DAVID and Flavie MOREL

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Jeanne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR 19 November 1703 in Port Royal, Acadia .  Jeanne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR  was born abt. 1688 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie).  She died 9 August 1732 in Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cape Breton Island).  She was the daughter of Jacques ST-ETIENNE dit LATOUR and Anne MELANÇON (MELANSON).

Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF died July 1712 in Acadia, 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.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England. The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned...Read MORE...
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE... 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html
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 (
  • Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, November 7, 1983
  • 1670 Birth
    Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
    name: Jacque David
    gender: Male
    baptism/ christening date: 22 Dec 1670
    baptism/ christening place: Château-Richer, Montmorency No 1, Quebec
    birth date: 22 Dec 1670
    birthplace: Chateau Richer, Montmorency, Quebec
    death date:
    name note:
    race: White
    father's name: Jacques David
    father's birthplace:
    father's age:
    mother's name: Marie Grandry
    mother's birthplace:
    mother's age:
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  • 1703 Marriage / Partner
    Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF and Jeanne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR 19 November 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
  • 1712 Death
    July 1712
    , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

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Added: 9/23/2008 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 9/25/2015 2:41:02 PM

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