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Re: Tessier dit Lavigne
Posted by: Jan (ID *****6180) Date: August 08, 2003 at 23:31:39
In Reply to: Re: Tessier dit Lavigne by Richard Lavigne of 1317

Found them in PRDH and he's listed only as Lavigne, instead of Tessier Lavigne. That's kind of important as there were many families other than the Tessiers who used the dit name "Lavigne". He might not be a Tessier at all. Coincidentally, Marie is listed as Apert Lepine (full would be Apert dite Lepine).

The reference you need to get ahold of is the Loiselle Marriage Index. That's likely to give you much more information than the online resources.

Here's a link to all the Joseph Lavignes born in the 40+ years prior to his marriage.

Here's a list of all the family names that used Lavigne as a dit name:

Lavigne Allard
Lavigne Bernard
Lavigne Bidault
Lavigne Bideau
Lavigne Boursier
Lavigne Bourtier
Lavigne Brisetout
Lavigne Brodeur
Lavigne Brodeur
Lavigne Dextra
Lavigne Doutre
Lavigne Fidé
Lavigne Fily
Lavigne Fydy
Lavigne Gour
Lavigne Graps
Lavigne Lachaise
Lavigne Lacheze
Lavigne Lamy
Lavigne Lavasseur
Lavigne LeBrodeur
Lavigne Levasseaur
Lavigne Nadeau
Lavigne Phidy
Lavigne Poutré
Lavigne Poutrč
Lavigne Rivard
Lavigne Saviot
Lavigne Soucy
Lavigne Tessier

You're also going to find some of your Montrais ancestors using the name "Montreuil".

I found one reference to your family on Ancestry which showed Joseph being born in 1775. There was only one Joseph Lavigne that I found in LDS and PRDH born that year. He was the son of Louis Lavigne and Marie-Francoise Brissonette. His christening was 24 JAN 1775 at Varennes, Vercheres, Quebec. Now there's a lot of corroboration to confirm that he is the same Joseph, but if so he's Louis' son and Louis and Francoise were married in 1768.

Anyway, FWIW there's at least food for thought. But you really need to go through Loiselle at this point to confirm your line. Good luck!

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