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  (b. abt. 1602 Switzerland   d. 14 October 1669 Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France )  

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Pierre MIVILLE dit LESUISSE was born abt. 1602 in Switzerland. Pierre MIVILLE dit LESUISSE was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1649.

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

Pierre  married  Charlotte MAUGIS abt. 1629 in France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Charlotte MAUGIS  was born abt. 1607 in Saint-Germain, Saintonge, France.  Charlotte died 11 October 1676 in Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy). 

Pierre MIVILLE dit LESUISSE died 14 October 1669 in Lauzon, Lévis, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Maitre menuisier

Born in Fribourg, Switzerland

Look for this family in Laforest Volume XXVII

Details of the family tree of Pierre 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? An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had...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 (
  • Biography
    MIVILLE, PIERRE, known as Le Suisse, master-joiner, pioneer and captain of the Lauson shore: d. 14 Oct. 1669.

    Swiss by birth, Miville came to Canada via La Rochelle at a date that has not been established with certainty but that was previous to 28 Oct. 1649, on which date he, along with his son François, received from the governor, Louis d’Ailleboust, a grant of land in the seigneury of Lauson, which was later raised to the status of an...Read MORE...

    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (
  • Misc
    'Came to Canada via La Rochelle before October 28 1649. On that date, he, his sons and four others received a land grant in the Seigneurie of Lauson from Governor Louis D'Ailleboust. On July 16 1665, Mr. de Prouville de Tracy granted a concession at Grande Anse (La Pocatière) and named it 'the county of the Frigourg Swiss'. '

    'Swiss blood runs in your veins. In fact, Pierre Miville, your ancestor, was born in 1602 at Fribourg in Switzerland....Read MORE...

  • 1632 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne MIVILLE was born 13 December 1632, Notre-Dame, Brouage, Rochefort, France
  • 1634 Birth of Child
    François MIVILLE dit LESUISSE was born 16 May 1634, , France
  • 1635 Death of Child
    Gabriel MIVILLE died 11 November 1635, , France
  • 1635 Birth of Child
    Marie-Aimee MIVILLE was born 8 December 1635, Notre Dame, Brouage, Saintes, Saintonge, France
  • 1636 Birth of Child
    Madeleine MIVILLE was born 18 November 1636, Notre-Dame, Brouage, Rochefort, France
  • 1639 Birth of Child
    Jacques MIVILLE dit DESCHÊNES was born 2 May 1639, St-Hilaire d'Hiers, Brouage, France

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