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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? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at night on mattresses of straw or feathers laid along the floor. As the windows were securely fastened, even in the coldest weather this attic was warm.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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.

Sorel, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps
Sorel, Québec, Canada
Église de Saint-Pierre
170, rue George, Sorel-Tracy, QUÉBEC
Established 1670
Source: Google maps

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Jacques  Enaud (Hénaud) dit Canada

  (b. abt. 1640, France   d. 2 December 1690Sorel, Canada, New France )  

Jacques Enaud (Hénaud) dit Canada was born abt. 1640 in , France. Jacques Enaud (Hénaud) dit Canada was the child of

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

He married  Marie Leroux abt. 23 October 1668 in Sorel, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Leroux  was born abt. 1645 in Rouen, France .  She died 4 May 1717 in Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier) . 

Jacques Enaud (Hénaud) dit Canada died 2 December 1690 in Sorel, Canada, New France.

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Saurel Company

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Jacques Enaud (Hénaud) dit Canada married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Marie Leroux-- Date: abt. 23 October 1668 Place: Sorel, Canada, New France
Société de Généalogie Les Patriotes Inc. Index des mariages de la région de Sorel, Québec, Canada 

Marriage not found at Saint-Pierre-de-Sorel in Drouin Collection for this date. Only baptism records appear to be available.

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however this is a baptism record for a child born to this couple in 1677 in Sorel.

Jacques Henault and Marie Lheros (also referred to as Leroux in a subsequent record)
Updated: 2/16/2010

immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag Pierre Huneault (Enaud, Hénault) dit Canada (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 5 MAY 1711, Sorel, Canada, New France)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Enaud, Jacques, dit Canada, m. Marie Leroux, 1673
Soldier, Company: Saurel

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:24:55 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:04:17 AM - Beckie

1690 Death
Death found at Saint Pierre de Sorel, Quebec in Drouin Collection

2 Dec 1690

Jacques Henault Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 4/25/2009 9:26:05 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/25/2009 - Beckie


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