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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? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such unions were auhtorized because women were, for a long time, far less numerous than men in the colony.

Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Mathieu  Faye dit Lafayette

  (b. abt. 1641, France   d. 29 August 1695La Prairie, Québec, Canada )  
Age: 45
Cause of Death: killed by Iriqouis

Mathieu Faye dit Lafayette was born abt. 1641 in , France. Mathieu Faye dit Lafayette was the child of

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

He married  Marguerite-Françoise Moreau 30 September 1670 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Marguerite-Françoise Moreau  was born abt. 1651 in Paris, France .  She died 16 October 1718 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada . 

Mathieu Faye dit Lafayette died 29 August 1695 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada .

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - La Varenne Company

Killed by Iriquois along with his 17-year-old son, Andre.

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Mathieu Faye dit Lafayette married immigrant Fille du Roi France Marguerite-Françoise Moreau-- Date: 30 September 1670 Place: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Mathilde Faye and Marguerite Franc. Maureaux
Updated: 4/24/2009

Canada/New France Anne Faye dite Lafayette (b.22 September 1672, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Marguerite Faye dite Lafayette (b.21 March 1674, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 15 June 1721, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie Faye dite Lafayette (b.25 March 1676, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 14 June 1700, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Andre Faye (b.15 July 1678, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 29 August 1695, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Angélique Faye dite Lafayette (LaFaille) (b.5 February 1683, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 2 September 1731, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jeanne Faye (b.22 August 1684, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 26 November 1755, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Anne Faye (b.12 September 1686, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 5 September 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France François Faye (b.21 March 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. 3 September 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Elisabeth Faye dite Lafayette (b.11 July 1695, La Prairie, Québec, Canada   d. , )

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

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

France 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...

Fayé, Mathieu (La Fayette), Company: La Varene
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
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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 -

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Faye, Mathieu, dit LaFayette, m. Marguerite-Françoise Moreau, 30 Sept. 1670
Soldier, Company: La Verenne

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:26:18 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:04:49 AM - Beckie

1670 Marriage / Partner
Mathieu Faye dit Lafayette and Marguerite-Françoise Moreau 30 September 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

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 -

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 -

1672 Birth of Child
Anne Faye dite Lafayette was born 22 September 1672, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

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 -

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

1674 Birth of Child
Marguerite Faye dite Lafayette was born 21 March 1674, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Marie Faye dite Lafayette was born 25 March 1676, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Andre Faye was born 15 July 1678, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Prairie de la Magdelaine
Mathieu Faye, 40
Marguerite Moreau, sa femme, 26
Marguerite, 8
Marie, 6
ANdre, 4
Jean, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 9:32:31 PM - Beckie  Updated: 3/1/2010 9:32:31 PM -

1683 Birth of Child
Marie-Angélique Faye dite Lafayette (LaFaille) was born 5 February 1683, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1684 Birth of Child
Jeanne Faye was born 22 August 1684, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1686 Birth of Child
Anne Faye was born 12 September 1686, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

1689 Birth of Child
François Faye was born 21 March 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1689 Death of Child
Anne Faye died 5 September 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

29 August 1695
La Prairie, Québec, Canada

1695 Birth of Child
Marie-Elisabeth Faye dite Lafayette was born 11 July 1695, La Prairie, Québec, Canada


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