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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

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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? Over time, Quebec 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 Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know?  Some Acadians believed that "if a bird hit a window in flight, someone has passed away"
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada 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 (

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF

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Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF married flag female ancestor Jeanne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR-- Date: 19 November 1703 Place: Port Royal, Acadia 

Jeanne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR was the daughter of Jacques ST-ETIENNE dit LATOUR and Anne MELANÇON (MELANSON)

"Jacques David dit Pontif, born in Québec in c1670, was recorded at Beaupré in 1681. He became a chirurgien des troupes, or army surgeon, and was stationed in Acadia, where he became chirurgien major of the Port-Royal garrison. In November 1703, at Port-Royal, he married Jeanne de Saint-Étienne de La Tour, a descendant of governor Charles La Tour. They had two children, a son and a daughter, but neither seems to have married and created families of their own. Jacques dit Pontif died in July 1712 probably at Port-Royal."


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Jacques DAVID dit PONTIF

Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, November 7, 1983
22 December 1670
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

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
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race: White
father's name: Jacques David
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mother's name: Marie Grandry
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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
July 1712
, Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

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

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