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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? It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.


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

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immigrant France  Laurent  Glory dit La Biere

  (b. 30 August 1639 , France   d. 25 March 1681Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Laurent Glory dit La Biere was born 30 August 1639 in , France. Laurent Glory dit La Biere was the child of

Laurent was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1664.

He married  Jacqueline Lagrange 23 July 1664 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Jacqueline Lagrange  was born 1 July 1641 in , France .  She died 3 August 1688 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Laurent Glory dit La Biere died 25 March 1681 in Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France .

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Laurent Glory dit La Biere married immigrant Fille a Marier France Jacqueline Lagrange-- Date: 23 July 1664  Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 7/29/2010 9:15:39 PM  
Updated: 9/1/2010 2:48:03 PM

Canada/New France Thérèse Glory (b.17 September 1665 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 13 August 1708, Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Laurent Glory dit La Biere (b.20 February 1668 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Charlotte Glory dite La Biere (b.27 December 1670 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 13 January 1725, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marguerite Glory (b.13 December 1673 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 March 1688, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jacques Glory (b.29 May 1676 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 31 January 1721, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Catherine Glory (b.25 May 1681 , Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

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30 August 1639
, France

France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

News On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...

1664 Marriage / Partner
Laurent Glory dit La Biere and Jacqueline Lagrange 23 July 1664 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

1665 Birth of Child
Thérèse Glory was born 17 September 1665 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

1666 Montreal Census

Jean Ferry 19 Domestique, engage
Jean Grenet 23 Domestique, engage
Alexis Luet 22 Tailleur, domestique, engage

Famille des Habitants

Demoiselle Elisabeth Moyen 25 Veuve de Lambert Closse
Jeanne Cecile Closse 6 Fille
Rene Noirrard 22 Domestique,...

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 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...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1668 Birth of Child
Laurent Glory dit La Biere was born 20 February 1668 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1670 Birth of Child
Marie-Charlotte Glory dite La Biere was born 27 December 1670 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Birth of Child
Marguerite Glory was born 13 December 1673 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1676 Birth of Child
Jacques Glory was born 29 May 1676 , Montréal, Québec, Canada

25 March 1681
Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)

1681 Birth of Child
Catherine Glory was born 25 May 1681 , Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rivière-des-Prairies)

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