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Did You Know? 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 (

Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians emigrated to the United States. In the eyes of the Roman Catholic clergy, however, this emigration was equated with losing the faith, and strong efforts were made to keep French Canadians in Canada.

Source: 2010/ 10/ eastern-townships.html

Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada - L'église de Saint-François-du-Lac (exterior)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier
440, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-François-du-Lac, QUÉBEC
Established 1714
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
L'église de Saint-François-du-Lac (exterior)
Église de Saint-François-Xavier
440, rue Notre-Dame, Saint-François-du-Lac, QUÉBEC
Established 1714


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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Gilles  Couturier dit Labonté

  (b. 7 January 1640, France   d. 23 March 1726Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France )  

Gilles Couturier dit Labonté was born 7 January 1640 in , France. Gilles Couturier dit Labonté was the child of

Gilles was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Anne-Elisabeth Tarragon 1676 in Québec Province, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Anne-Elisabeth Tarragon  was born 20 May 1652 in , France . 

He married  (2) Marie-Jeanne Moral 9 December 1692 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France .  Marie-Jeanne Moral  was born 14 February 1651 in France or Quebec? .  She died 20 January 1714 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Quentin Moral and Marie-Marguerite Marguerie.

Gilles Couturier dit Labonté died 23 March 1726 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France.

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Saurel Company

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Gilles Couturier dit Labonté married immigrant flag Anne-Elisabeth Tarragon-- Date: 1676  Place: , Québec Province, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

Added: 12/24/2014 10:34:26 AM  

flag Pierre Couturier dit Labonté (b.23 October 1677, Sorel, Canada, New France  d. 22 February 1745, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)

flag Jean-Baptiste Couturier dit Labonté (b.28 August 1679, Sorel, Canada, New France  d. 3 May 1754, Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France)

Gilles Couturier dit Labonté married  Marie-Jeanne Moral-- Date: 9 December 1692 Place: Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marie-Jeanne Moral was the daughter of Quentin Moral and Marie-Marguerite Marguerie

Gilles Couterier, widower of Anne Elisabeth Haragon
M. Jeanne Maurelle (Moral), widow of Jacques Maugras

Added: 1/12/2010 3:38:11 PM  
Updated: 1/18/2010

1677 Birth of Child
Pierre Couturier dit Labonté was born 23 October 1677, Sorel, Québec, Canada

1679 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Couturier dit Labonté was born 28 August 1679, Sorel, Québec, Canada

1692 Marriage / Partner
Gilles Couturier dit Labonté and Marie-Jeanne Moral 9 December 1692, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

1714 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Jeanne Moral died 20 January 1714, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

23 March 1726
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

Added: 1/12/2010 3:37:16 PM

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