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HELP! immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag male ancestor  Gilles  DUFAULT dit LEBRETON

  (b. abt. 1645 France   d. 2 March 1706 Champlain, Canada, New France )  

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Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON was born abt. 1645 in France

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Gilles was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.
To learn more about the Carignan-Salières soldiers, visit: Who Were the The Carignan-Salières Regiment? Uncovering the Heroes of New France

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Gilles  married  Françoise SIMEON 26 July 1678 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Françoise SIMEON  was born abt. 1646 in France.  Françoise died 15 May 1699 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation). 

Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON died 2 March 1706 in Champlain, Canada, New France .
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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.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (

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Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON married immigrant flag female ancestor Françoise SIMEON-- Date: 26 July 1678 Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

PRDH indicates that a marriage contract was signed between Gilles Dufault and Francoise Simon at an undetermined place in Quebec, Canada in 1678.

"Le 8 septembre 1675, Gilles Dufault vend à Michel Brouillet-Laviolette, nouvellement arrivé de Chambly, une terre de quarante arpents pour la somme de 300 livres. Dufault, charpentier de son métier, épouse, le 26 juillet 1678, Françoise Simon, veuve de Claude Coignac dit Lajeunesse, ancien soldat du régiment de Carignan. (Note : Il mourut à l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec en mai 1678.) Le contrat de mariage nous apprend que Dufault est le fils de Pierre Dufault et de Marie Rioux, de la paroisse de Châteauneuf, évêché de Cornouailles, en Bretagne, et Françoise Simon, la fille de Pierre Simon et de Marie Gervaise, de la paroisse de Magny, archevêché de Rouen."

Source: Histoire de Sorel
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Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON - Title	Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis
Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie
Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay
Author Cyprien Tanguay
Published 1871
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Jun 9, 2006
Page 209

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marriage1678 Marriage / Partner
Gilles DUFAULT dit LEBRETON and Françoise SIMEON 26 July 1678, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec)
1680 Birth of Child
François DUFAULT was born 30 April 1680, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1685 Birth of Child
Jean-Joseph DUFAULT dit RACLOS was born 3 April 1685, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1687 Birth of Child
Louis DUFAULT was born 1 June 1687 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
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1689 Birth of Child
Michel DUFAULT was born 11 July 1689 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
1693 Birth of Child
Françoise DUFAULT was born 8 March 1693, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
Françoise SIMEON died 15 May 1699, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
death1706 Death
2 March 1706
Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)
Added: 7/12/2009 6:19:53 PM - Updated: 9/11/2019 7:49:31 AM

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