What is a 'dit/dite' name?
When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated.
The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.
Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)
Quebec - Did you know?Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and kitchen combined. A 'living' room it surely was! In the better houses, however, this room was divided, with the kitchen partitioned off from the rest. Most of the furnishings were the products of the colony and chiefly of the family's own workmanship. The floor was of hewn timber, rubbed and scrubbed to smoothness. A woolen rug or several of them, always of vivid hues, covered the greater part of it. There were the family dinner-table of hewn pine, chairs made of pine saplings with, seats of rushes or woven underbark, and often in the corner a couch that would serve as an extra bed at night.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
She married Jean-François Mandeville
abt. 10 May 1676
in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
The couple had (at least) 5 children.
was born abt. 1644
in Rouen, France
He died 13 August 1704
in La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas
Françoise Mousseau dite Desilets Laviolette died 16 May 1743
in La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas .
PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of the baptisms of their children, the first one being in 1681 at Repentigny.
Source: Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie, Cyprien Tanguay Author Cyprien Tanguay Published 1871 Original from Oxford University Digitized Jun 9, 2006 Page 406 Updated: 8/15/2015 6:23:32 PM
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
1666 Census - Montreal, Quebec Jacques Musseaux de la Violette 35 Habitant Marguerite Sauviau 23 Epouse Francoise Musseaux 7 Fille Marie Musseaux 5 Fille Marguerite Musseaux 3 Fille Jacques Musseaux 4 mois Fils 1666 Montreal Census Added: 2/3/2010 5:17:17 PM - Beckie Updated: 2/3/2010 - Beckie
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
1666 - Isaac Newton discovers gravity "...According to the well-known story, it was on seeing an apple fall in his orchard at some time during 1665 or 1666 that Newton conceived that the same force governed the motion of the Moon and the ...Read MORE...
1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
1704 - Église de la Visitation established at Île Dupas
1704 Death of Spouse/Partner Jean-François Mandeville died 13 August 1704, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas
1706 - Life in Montreal The Montreal farmer's market opened this year, and farmers are forced to first to bring their produce to the market before selling it door to door. The grain trade, however, took place in the...Read MORE...
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
Starting in 1716, a stone wall was built around Montreal.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
1732 - September 16 - Earthquake Near Montreal, QC. Widely felt. About 300 houses damaged in the city. No injuries.
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