Joseph Demers

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Demers was born on 11 October 1695, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, André Demers, was 35 and his mother, Anne Jetté, was 25. He married Marie-Josephe Viger on 11 January 1723, in Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 20 April 1771, in his hometown, at the age of 75, and was buried in Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Joseph Demers
Marie-Josephe Viger
Marriage: 11 January 1723
Joseph Marie Dumay
Marie Josephe Demers
Angelique Demers
Pierre Amable Demers
Marie Amable Demers
Pierre Amable Demers
Marie Angelique Amable Demer
Jean Baptiste Dumay
Marie Josephe Demers
Marie Jeanne Demers

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  • Joseph Demers, "Find A Grave Index"

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Mireille, Marcel, Andre, Armand, Lucien, Normand, Jacques, Alphonse, Fernand, Adrien, Alcide, Cecile.

French Canadian: altered form (probably in the literal sense of 2 below) of northern French Dumets, itself a variant of Dumetz, a habitational name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, for someone from any of several places in the north of France called (Le) Metz, named with a regional term for a ‘farmstead’ (compare Mas 1 and Dume 2). Compare also Demarce , Demars 1, and Dumay 1.

French: habitational name, with fused preposition de ‘from’, denoting someone from either of two places in France named Mers, Mers-les-Bains (Somme) or Mers-sur-Indre (Indre).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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