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HELP! flag male ancestor  Pierre  ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS

  (b. 10 May 1691 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. 7 April 1765 Saint-François-du-Lac, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 10 May 1691 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was the child of René ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS   and   Marguerite GIRARD

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

Pierre  married  Marie-Josephe JOYAL 28 November 1711 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Marie-Josephe JOYAL  was born 20 September 1690 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Josephe died 31 October 1779 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Josephe was the child of Jacques JOYAL and Marie-Gertrude MORAL.

Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS died 7 April 1765 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Province of Québec, 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.
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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 (
  • 1691 Birth
    10 May 1691
    Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1711 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Marie-Josephe JOYAL 28 November 1711, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1712 Birth of Child
    Anonyme ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 22 September 1712 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

  • Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1714 Birth of Child
    Ignace ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 2 April 1714 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1716 Birth of Child
    Marie-Louise ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS was born 29 January 1716, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1717 Birth of Child
    Joseph ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS was born 7 October 1717 , Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
  • 1719 Birth of Child
    Marie-Agathe ABRAHAM dite DESMARAIS was born 30 April 1719, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

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