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immigrant flag male ancestor  Gilles  BOURGAULT dit LACROIX

  (b. abt. 1662 Bretagne, France   d. 25 October 1737 Contrecœur, Canada, New France )  

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Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born abt. 1662 in Bretagne, France . Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was the child of Jacques BOURGAULT   and   Marguerite DUMAIS

Gilles was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1694.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN 5 September 1694 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN  was born 28 December 1675 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville).  She died 21 March 1734 in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur).  She was the daughter of Jean GAZAILLE dit ST-GERMAIN and Jeanne TOUZE.

Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX died 25 October 1737 in Contrecœur, Canada, New France .

Occupation: soldat de la compagnie de Mines


Details of the family tree of Gilles 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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - 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? 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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
  • 1694 Marriage / Partner
    Gilles BOURGAULT dit LACROIX and Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN 5 September 1694, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1701 Birth of Child
    Catherine BOURGAULT was born 21 August 1701, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1703 Birth of Child
    Francois BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born 30 August 1703, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)
  • 1706 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne BOURGAULT dite LACROIX was born 29 January 1706, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1710 Birth of Child
    Pierre BOURGAULT dit LACROIX was born 21 September 1710, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1734 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Marie-Marthe GAZAILLE dite ST-GERMAIN died 21 March 1734, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)
  • 1737 Death
    25 October 1737
    Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur)


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