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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Abel  BENOIT (BENOIST) dit LAFOREST

  (b. abt. 1624 France   d. 4 December 1687 Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

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BENOIT (BENOIST) dit LAFOREST Family Genealogy

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Abel BENOIT (BENOIST) dit LAFOREST was born abt. 1624 in France. Abel BENOIT (BENOIST) dit LAFOREST was the child of ?   and   ?

Abel was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

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

Abel  married  Marthe POINTEL 9 November 1665 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Marthe POINTEL  was born abt. 1641 in France.  Marthe died 10 September 1674 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada. 

Abel BENOIT (BENOIST) dit LAFOREST died 4 December 1687 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.

Son of Samuel Benoit and Gillette Garin


Details of the family tree of Abel 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? On February 5, 1663, a great earthquake was felt throughout Northeastern North America. No deaths...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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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Added: 3/12/2009 11:55:40 AM - Updated: 8/16/2015 1:15:09 PM

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