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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT

  (b. 26 April 1643 France   d. bef. 4 January 1726 Québec Province, Canada )  

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Pierre ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT was born 26 April 1643 in France. Pierre ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1679.

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

Pierre  married  Marie-Anne GERBERT 24 April 1679 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 13 children. Marie-Anne GERBERT  was born 23 February 1663 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer).  Marie-Anne died 11 June 1749 in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada.  Marie-Anne was the child of Joseph-Mathurin GERBERT dit LAFONTAINE and Elisabeth-Isabelle TARGER.

Pierre ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT died bef. 4 January 1726 in Québec Province, Canada.

son of Michel St Pierre and Francoise Engrand

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? The oldest grocery store in North America is in Quebec City.
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 (
  • 1643 Birth
    26 April 1643
    , France
  • 1679 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT and Marie-Anne GERBERT 24 April 1679, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
  • 1680 Birth of Child
    Marie-Anne ST-PIERRE was born 2 February 1680, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)
  • 1681 Birth of Child
    Marie-Madeleine ST-PIERRE was born 12 April 1681, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)
  • 1682 Birth of Child
    Elisabeth ST-PIERRE was born 8 May 1682, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola)
  • 1685 Birth of Child
    Barbe ST-PIERRE was born February 11, 1685, La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)
  • 1688 Birth of Child
    Ignace ST-PIERRE dit DESSAINT was born 1 January 1688, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)
  • 1690 Birth of Child
    Thérèse ST-PIERRE was born 12 September 1690, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse)

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Added: 12/1/2014 10:21:06 AM - Updated: 8/8/2019 8:11:56 AM

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