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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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number, 27,000 arrived alive... All in all of the 27,000 immigrants, 14,000, or a little more than half, settled in New France.

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


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.


Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0
Established in 1669
Source: Wikipedia
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0
Established in 1669
Source: Wikipedia
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immigrant Fille a Marier flag  Marie-Isabelle  Giraud Dit Giroux

  (b. abt. 1641, France   d. 23 February 1713Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

Marie-Isabelle Giraud Dit Giroux was born abt. 1641 in , France. Marie-Isabelle Giraud Dit Giroux was the child of

Marie-Isabelle was a Fille à Marier, arriving in New France by 1662.

She married  Abel Turcot (Turcotte) 27 November 1662 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Abel Turcot (Turcotte)  was born 1631 in , France .  He died 16 September 1687 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada . 

Marie-Isabelle Giraud Dit Giroux died 23 February 1713 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France.


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Marie-Isabelle Giraud Dit Giroux married immigrant flag Abel Turcot (Turcotte)-- Date: 27 November 1662 Place: Château-Richer, Canada, New France
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groom's name: Abel Tureault
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bride's name: Marie Girou
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marriage date: 27 Nov 1662
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
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bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Unknown
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indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 125

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ F2KL-GM4 : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Abel Tureault and Marie Girou, 27 Nov 1662; citing reference P 125, FHL microfilm 1018161.

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Children:
flag François Turcot (Turcotte) (b.6 September 1663, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 19 January 1718, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Marie Turcot (Turcotte) (b.12 December 1664, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. 15 April 1701, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

flag Geneviève Turcot (Turcotte) (b.abt. 1666, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 6 December 1724, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Françoise Turcot (Turcotte) (b.16 April 1668, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. abt. 1696, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Anne Turcot (Turcotte) (b.16 March 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 21 January 1716, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Renee Turcot (Turcotte) (b.29 April 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 22 November 1749, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Marie-Madeleine Turcot (Turcotte) (b.4 March 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 1 February 1731, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

flag Louis Turcot (Turcotte) (b.17 August 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 29 February 1748, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)




Fille a Marier

"When the Company of 100 Associates began their settlement scheme, their plan of recruiting only families proved to be too costly, so instead they signed on single men; tradesman and labourers; who would be indentured for three years. However, this meant that more than 80% of the colonists were men, so even if they decided to stay at the end of their term, there was little hope of them starting a family, unless they chose a Canadian girl. But, since her family would never allow her, or her children, to leave their village; the company directors needed to avoid this from happening.

So instead, they began recruiting "marriagable young girls", who would first sign a contract in France and then be given passage and a small dowry to become the wife of a Quebec settler. You might wonder why these young girls (many under 16), would risk the dangers and hardships, which by now most of France were well aware of; but believe it or not; for many it was the best option.

At the time, marriages were arranged, so if the girl's family did not have the means to provide a sutable dowry, her only option was to become a nun, if she was Catholic; or marry beneath her station. In the case of the young Filles a Marier, though a marriage contract must be signed before departure, she had every right to refuse the union, once she met her husband-to-be. As a matter of fact, many of them did just that, and were provided safe passage home." (http://www.thinal.co.cc/weallcamefromsomewhere/Kebec/filles_marier.html)
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1662 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Isabelle Giraud Dit Giroux and Abel Turcot (Turcotte) 27 November 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1663 Birth of Child
François Turcot (Turcotte) was born 6 September 1663, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1664 Birth of Child
Marie Turcot (Turcotte) was born 12 December 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1668 Birth of Child
Françoise Turcot (Turcotte) was born 16 April 1668, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1670 Birth of Child
Anne Turcot (Turcotte) was born 16 March 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1672 Birth of Child
Renee Turcot (Turcotte) was born 29 April 1672, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Turcot (Turcotte) was born 4 March 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Louis Turcot (Turcotte) was born 17 August 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1687 Death of Spouse/Partner
Abel Turcot (Turcotte) died 16 September 1687, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1701 Death of Child
Marie Turcot (Turcotte) died 15 April 1701, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Death
23 February 1713
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada



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