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Joseph (Abraham dit Desmarais) Desmarais (1717 - abt. 1785)

Joseph Desmarais formerly Abraham dit Desmarais aka Abraham, Desmarest
Born in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 Jun 1747 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Husband of — married 6 Feb 1758 in Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 67 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Province of Québecmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Aug 2009
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Joseph Demarest was born on 7 October 1717, baptized on the 14th in Saint-François-du-Lac, son of Pierre Abraham dit Desmarest and of Marie josephe Joiel (sic)[1]

Joseph (Abraham) Demarais, son of Pierre Abraham and Marie-Josephte Joyal, is documented on the Quebec Genealogy site, Nos Origines with birth and death dates and location in Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec/New France. (Note that Joseph's birth year predates the surrender of New France to Britain in 1757. His year of death predates the use of Upper and Lower Canada, therefore it is Province of Québec.)


  1. Bapt. Collection Drouin, IGD (Membership)
  • Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes (Collection Tanguay), 1608 à 1890 Publisher Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.Original data - Tanguay, Cyprien. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours. Québec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871-1890. Libr

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Please correct last name at birth, which was Demarest only. See Québécois project page for guidelines on names and location names, which also apply later. Thank you.
posted by Danielle Liard
Last name at birth should be Demarest, with the full name Abraham dit Desmarais added as an alternate. for more info, see:
posted by Lauren Millerd
Based on the Généalogie Québec source, the surnames Abraham and Desmarais were used interchangeably in this family. WikiTree should use either the surname of record, birth or death, or consider using "Abraham Desmarais" as a compound surname.

The word 'dit' means 'say' or 'said' in English or, loosely, 'called', and doesn't make a lot of sense as part of a surname. In Jean-Baptiste's case, if he was born as Abraham and his grave or death record says Desmarais, then leave Abraham in the Former surname and simply Desmarais in the Current Surname.

The Find A Grave memorial names Joseph as "Joseph Abraham Desmarais".

posted by Joanna Gariepy
Anticostie-1 and Abraham dit Desmarais-2 do not represent the same person because: female and male merge????

two different people

posted by Darlene Bora
Anticostie-1 and Abraham dit Desmarais-2 appear to represent the same person because: same individual
posted by Chris Keyes

Rejected matches › Genevieve Joliet (1725-abt.1757)

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Categories: Quebecois Project, Incorrect LNAB | Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, Nouvelle-France