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Dumont AncestorsThe Dumont in North America (see the US Distribution) have at least four separate origins. Jean Dumont, (son of Jean Dumont and Anne Moneron) was born in Cognac, in the province of Poitou, France in 1662. Sometimes before 1689, he immigrated to the Nouvelle France and on 6 Jun 1689, he married Marguerite Morin (daughter of André Morin and Marguerite Moreau) in Charlesbourg, Québec. They had 13 children but only five survived.
I am a descendant of Pierre via my paternal grandmother, Antoinette Dumont. For more information about this branch, browse the page Our Ancestor Jean Dumont on this site and my web accessible database with over14,800 descendants.
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Julien Dumont dit Lafleur was one of North America's pioneers. He arrived in New France on September 12, 1665 as part of the Regiment de Carignan, sent to counter the Iroquois threat. He belonged to Maximy Company. Most of the soldiers of the Maximy Company later returned to France. Julien stayed, and in 1667 he received a land grant from Monsignor de Laval, Master of Île d'Orléans. He established his home at St. Jean on Île d'Orléans in the upper village, where today the quay of St. Jean is situated. Julien received his nickname (dit name), Lafleur, as an army recruit, at the time of hazing. A soldier's nickname was the only name used officially while in the army. He was the son of Jacques Dumont & Marie Maubert, from France. Julien was born in 1648 in the Parish of Bernières-le-Patry, Diocese of Bayeux, Province of Normandie (District of Vire, Department of Calvados), France. On November 02, 1667 he married Catherine Topsan, a "Fille du Roi", in Quebec City. They had seven children on the Île d'Orléans. On October 19, 1694, 11 months after Catherine died, he married Marie Madeleine Tourneroche, presumably on Île d'Orléans. They went on to have 10 children over the next 20 years. Between 1702 and 1704, Julien & Marie Madeleine moved to La Durantaye, where they lived the rest of their days. Julien died on May 17, 1715.
The source for this is the "Somerset County (New Jersey) Historical Quarterly, Vol I, 1912, page 106, an article "Wallerand Dumont and His Somerset County Descendants" by John B. Dumont, Plainfield, NJ. The article states that "Coomen, Flanders is now (1912) Commines, Department Nord, Pas-de-Calais, France, 8 miles north of Lille".
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We are also aware of four previous Dumont reunions in 1987, 1994, 1995 and 1997.DUMONT Mailing List so that we can share our information.
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