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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Jacques  GRESLON dit LAFONTAINE

  (b. abt. 1637 Poitiers, France   d. abt. 1678 L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Canada, New France )  

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Jacques GRESLON dit LAFONTAINE was born abt. 1637 in Poitiers, France. Jacques GRESLON dit LAFONTAINE was the child of ?   and   ?

Jacques was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1657.

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

Jacques  married  Jeanne VIGNAULT (VIGNEAULT) 31 July 1657 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Jeanne VIGNAULT (VIGNEAULT)  was born abt. 1636 in Poitiers, France.  Jeanne died 20 March 1700 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Jacques GRESLON dit LAFONTAINE died abt. 1678 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Canada, New France.

Occupation: Tisserand

Son of Jacques Greslon and Catherine Faveau

Death record not found in Drouin collection in L'Ange Gardien

Details of the family tree of Jacques 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? Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat...Read MORE...

Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (
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 (

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  • 1657 Marriage / Partner
    Jacques GRESLON dit LAFONTAINE and Jeanne VIGNAULT (VIGNEAULT) 31 July 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1658 Birth of Child
    Pierre-Jacques GRESLON was born 9 September 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1660 Birth of Child
    Marie-Ursule GRESLON was born 18 January 1660, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales)
  • 1663 Birth of Child
    Jean GRESLON was born 8 February 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1664 Birth of Child
    François GRESLON was born 5 September 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)
  • 1666 Habittans de Beaupré
    Jacques greslon - 40 Tisseran habittant

    Jeanne Vignaude - 35 sa femme

    pierre greslon - 7 fils

    Marie greslon - 6 fille

    Jeanne greslon - 3 fille

    Jean greslon - 2 fils

    Et francois greslon - 17 mois fils
    The first census of New France (1666)
  • 1666 Birth of Child
    Anne GRESLON was born 1 August 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

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