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  (b. 27 November 1589 France   d. 8 September 1664 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Abraham MARTIN dit L'ESCOSSAIS was born 27 November 1589 in France. Abraham MARTIN dit L'ESCOSSAIS was the child of Jean MARTIN   and   Isabelle COTE

Abraham was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1621.

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

Abraham  married  Marguerite-Geneviève LANGLOIS 24 October 1620 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite-Geneviève LANGLOIS  was born abt. 1602 in France.  Marguerite-Geneviève died 17 December 1665 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marguerite-Geneviève was the child of Guillaume-Jean LANGLOIS and Jeanne MILLET.

Abraham MARTIN dit L'ESCOSSAIS died 8 September 1664 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Son of Jean Galeran Martin (b: 1563 in La Rochelle, Aunis, France) and
Isabelle Élisabeth Côté (b: 1567 in St Xiste, Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Rousillon, France)

One of the first settlers of Quebec

Details of the family tree of Abraham 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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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 (
  • Origin of Surname
    This name may be derived from the Latin martius, warlike, from Mars, the God of War. In the Gaelic, mor is great, and duin, a man. Morduin, a chief, a warrior.
    An etymological dictionary of family and Christian names - By William Arthur - 1857.
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  • Misc
    Ency. Can. Goelier of Canada 1972. Vol. 6, p. 394. Martin, Abraham, pioneer settler; b. about 1587, in Scotland - hence his nickname of L'Ecossais; d. at Québec, 8 Sep 1664. He came to Canada some time after 1614, probably in 1619 or 1620, and was for many years in the service of the Company of One Hundred Associates. He was one of the few French settlers to remain in Québec after its surrender to the English in 1628. On the heights of Québec he ...Read MORE...

  • 1589 Birth
    27 November 1589
    , France
  • 1620 Marriage / Partner
    Abraham MARTIN dit L'ESCOSSAIS and Marguerite-Geneviève LANGLOIS 24 October 1620, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
  • 1621 Birth of Child
    Eustache MARTIN was born 24 October 1621, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1624 Birth of Child
    Marguerite MARTIN was born 4 January 1624, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1627 Birth of Child
    Helene MARTIN was born 21 June 1627, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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