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Marie Catherine Menard (1722 - 1791)

Marie Catherine Menard aka dite Bellerose
Born in Boucherville, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 16 Jan 1747 in Longueuil, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 68 in Laprairie, Bas-Canadamap
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Marie Catherine Menard has French origins.
Drapeau identifiant les profils du Canada, Nouvelle-France
Marie Catherine Menard a vécu
au Canada, Nouvelle-France.

Research Notes:

Note: French women generally kept their given surname upon marriage during this period of time. Their children kept their father's surname. [1][2]

Note: During this period of time French women often had a combined first name and didn't have a middle name. This custom remains in use today. Baraboo-1 09:12, 8 February 2018 (EST)

Note: The French identifier dite Bellerose is identifying something about the person or person's family. It is not a (royal or noble) conveyance such as de or du. It is not an alias, nickname or last name which are incorrect English translations!

French "dit" or "dite" names were identifiers used by French families, that describe or distinguish the person based on a variety of possible definitions including French surname linage, maiden name genealogy, geography, guilds, master craftsmanship, military loyalties, seigneur relationships, military status ...etc etc etc

The Old World French never referred to dits as "last names", "nick names" or "aliases." Originally dit did not have a true English translation. .

Many French , Nouvelle France and Louisanne families carried their dit identification from their origins in France, Netherlands and Britain when they migrated to North America.

In Marie's case she received her dite Bellerose identification from her father and grandfather. It appears that dite Bellerose may have been created in Nouvelle France.

Eventually most dit and dite identifiers use were dropped as families became nationalized in North America and discontinued in France after the French Revolution. Baraboo-1 09:19, 8 February 2018 (EST)

Note: Menard-431 was created by Karyn Close through the import of CLOSE_GEDOM_2014-03-16.ged on Mar 16, 2014.

Family Information

Marie Name: Menard Bellerose (dite) Gender: F

Born: 11 November 1722 Parish/City: Boucherville Country: Canada

Death: 12 September 1791 - Age: 69 Parish/City: Laprairie Country: Canada


Louis Menard Born: 11 Sep 1691 Death: 07 Jul 1761


Marie-Madeleine Brien Born: 02 Apr 1695 Death: 09 Jan 1764 [3]


Pierre Name: Viau L'Espérance Gender: M

Born: 24 September 1720 Parish/City: Longueuil Country: Canada

Death: 29 December 1779 - Age: 59 Parish/City: Saint-Philippe Country: Canada

Marriage or Union

Marie 25 & Pierre 27 16 January 1747 Longueuil, Saint-Antoine-de-Pade, Chambly, Quebec Canada

Children of Marie and Pierre:

Marie-Suzanne Viau 22 Aug 1748 16 Dec 1807 Pierre Viau Marie Menard married: Roy Joseph

Louise-Suzanne Viau 26 May 1755 09 May 1834 Pierre Viau Marie Menard married: Perras Jacques-Alexis

Pierre Viau 1759 Pierre Viau Marie Menard married: Barrette Marie-Joseph

Francois Viau 24 May 1760 Pierre Viau Marie Menard married: Bourdeau Catherine

Marguerite Viau 14 Jul 1764 09 Apr 1787 Pierre Viau Marie Menard married: Gervais Claude



M François Ménard dit Bellerose 1716-1789

M Paul Ménard dit Bellerose

M Louis Ménard dit Bellerose ca 1714-1797

M Antoine Ménard dit Bellerose 1728-1798

M Jean Baptiste Ménard dit Bellerose 1735-1785 [5]


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