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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 (

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 Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Jean  Bergevin dit Langevin

  (b. 11 March 1635, France   d. 2 February 1703Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )  

Jean Bergevin dit Langevin was born 11 March 1635 in , France. Jean Bergevin dit Langevin was the child of

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

He married  Marie Piton 26 November 1668 in Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie Piton  was born abt. 1651 in , France .  She died 25 April 1728 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada* . 

Jean Bergevin dit Langevin died 2 February 1703 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Mathurin Bergevin and Marie Tesnier

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Jean Bergevin dit Langevin married immigrant Fille du Roi France Marie Piton-- Date: 26 November 1668 Place: Québec, Canada, New France (Quebec City)

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Canada/New France Jean Bergevin dit Langevin (b.18 August 1669, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 19 January 1743, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marie-Ambroise Bergevin dite Langevin (b.8 May 1676, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 1 October 1758, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marie Bergevin (b.abt. 1678, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Louis Bergevin (b.6 December 1681, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France*   d. 23 August 1743, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France* )

Canada/New France Ignace Bergevin dit Langevin (b.22 October 1685, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France*   d. , )

Canada/New France Jean-François Bergevin dit Langevin (b.5 April 1690, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France*   d. 5 January 1758, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

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11 March 1635
, France

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...

1668 Marriage / Partner
Jean Bergevin dit Langevin and Marie Piton 26 November 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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 -

1669 Birth of Child
Jean Bergevin dit Langevin was born 18 August 1669, Québec, 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 -

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 -

1676 Birth of Child
Marie-Ambroise Bergevin dite Langevin was born 8 May 1676, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada

1681 Birth of Child
Louis Bergevin was born 6 December 1681, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada*

1685 Birth of Child
Ignace Bergevin dit Langevin was born 22 October 1685, Beauport, Québec, 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 -

1690 Birth of Child
Jean-François Bergevin dit Langevin was born 5 April 1690, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada*

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 -

2 February 1703
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada*

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