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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? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing games or dancing or in friendly visits of one family with another.

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

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Pierre-Jean  Coquin dit LaTourelle

  (b. abt. 1637, France   d. 4 November 1703Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )  

Pierre-Jean Coquin dit LaTourelle was born abt. 1637 in , France. Pierre-Jean Coquin dit LaTourelle was the child of

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

He married  Catherine Beaudin 12 October 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Catherine Beaudin  was born abt. 1651 in Paris, France .  She died 9 August 1718 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada . 

Pierre-Jean Coquin dit LaTourelle died 4 November 1703 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Robert Coquin and Alice Fayel

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Pierre-Jean Coquin dit LaTourelle married immigrant Fille du Roi France Catherine Beaudin-- Date: 12 October 1671 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Canada/New France Elisabeth Coquin dite LaTourelle (b.3 April 1674, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 18 April 1714, Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Catherine Coquin dite LaTourelle (b.27 February 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 3 August 1746, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Angélique-Louise Coquin dite LaTourelle (b.6 November 1679, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 7 July 1741, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Madeleine Coquin dite LaTourelle (b.10 September 1681, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 27 March 1745, Québec, Québec, Canada )

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France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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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...

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 -

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 -

1671 Marriage / Partner
Pierre-Jean Coquin dit LaTourelle and Catherine Beaudin 12 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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 -

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

1674 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Coquin dite LaTourelle was born 3 April 1674, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Catherine Coquin dite LaTourelle was born 27 February 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada

1679 Birth of Child
Angélique-Louise Coquin dite LaTourelle was born 6 November 1679, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1681 Birth of Child
Madeleine Coquin dite LaTourelle was born 10 September 1681, Neuville, Portneuf, 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 -

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...

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 -

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

4 November 1703
Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

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