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From: "Jeanne Payne" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Poupart/Pitre
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 16:08:04 -0500
The surname Pitre is an Acadian name and it's origin, according to the
genealogist Stephen A. White, is Flemish. I know this doesn't answer your
question, however, it might give a clue to as where to research. The big
question is where was Francoise married, very possibly while the Acadians
were in exile (1755-1764). The Acadians were dispersed among the British
colonies with some being sent to England(Virginia refused to accept the
exiles) and France(those on Isle St-Jean or known today as Prince Edward
If you find Francoise' parents I can probably link her back to her origins
in Acadia using Stephen A. White's Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles
It would at least give you some background.
In looking at my marriage repertoire for Nicolet County, Québec, I find two
Pitre marriages in the 1700's, so there were some Pitre's in Quebec. The
Jean Baptiste PITRE m. 31 March 1761 St-Pierre-les-Becquets, to Année
SURRET. Jean Baptiste is the widower of M-Anne THIBODEAU and Année was the
widow of Paul DOUCET. This couple may have escaped deportation of the
Joseph PITRE m. 7 June 1770, Nicolet, to Antoinette LUPIEN. Joseph is son
of Jean Baptitse & Cecile BOUDREAU (Acadians). Antoinette is the daughter
of Jean Baptiste & M. Antoinette PINARD.
I know this isn't what you specifically asked for -- it can give a clue as
to the family's movement.
I'll keep an eye out for your Francoise.
> Now I am hoping for some help finding the marriage and parents of Paul
> Poupart dit LaFleur and Francoise Pitre. Their son Joseph was married
> in 1776 in Kaskaskia so I assume Paul and Francoise must have been
> in the middle 1700's somewhere in the French territory.