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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Nicolas  GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE

  (b. abt. 1631 France   d. 16 January 1671 Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

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Nicolas GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1631 in France. Nicolas GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Nicolas was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1656.

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Nicolas  married  Marie-Marthe HUBERT 14 February 1656 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie-Marthe HUBERT  was born abt. 1642 in Champagne, France.  Marie-Marthe died 26 February 1688 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada. 

Nicolas GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE died 16 January 1671 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.

Occupation: Boucher



son of Pierre Gendron and Marie Renaud


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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.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/2 were Catholic. 1/2 were Protestant. 1/3 of the population was French speaking.
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)

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'LAFONTAINE - Nom de guerre. Nickname given to a soldier upon his arrival in the regiment. The nickname was then passed on to descendants. Is said of someone who lives near a fountain, or who is from a locality or a hamlet bearing this name. Known variants: FONTAINE, DE LAFONTAINE, PREFONTAINE, BELLEFONTAINE, FUENTES, LAFOND, BELFONT. Nicolas Gendron-Lafontaine was born around 1634 in La Rochelle, France. Son of Pierre Gendron and Marie Renaud, he married Marie-Marthe Hubert, daughter of Toussaint and Catherine Champagne, on February 14, 1656 in Quebec. From this union were born 6 children. This butcher first settled in Quebec, then in Sainte-Famille, Île d'Orléans. The rape of his wife by an Amerindian, in 1664, is at the origin of a decision of the Sovereign Council, which stipulates that from this day on, Amerindians who commit crimes will be subject to the same penalties as the French. He died on January 16, 1671 in Sainte-Famille.'

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marriage1656 Marriage / Partner
Nicolas GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE and Marie-Marthe HUBERT 14 February 1656, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1657 Birth of Child
Jean-François GENDRON was born 9 December 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1660 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste GENDRON was born 19 November 1660, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1662 Birth of Child
Jacques GENDRON dit LAFONTAINE was born 14 November 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
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1664 Birth of Child
Nicolas GENDRON was born 20 December 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
1667 Birth of Child
Pierre GENDRON was born 16 January 1667, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Marthe GENDRON was born 19 April 1669, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
death1671 Death
16 January 1671
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Added: 1/3/2013 3:04:36 PM - Updated: 1/26/2024 11:18:41 PM
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