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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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He might find salt in his porridge, and pepper in his tea, and the meat in the soup kettle will be turned into pieces of stone. If he goes cutting hay or grain, he cannot get his scythe or his sickle to cut properly; in winter time the water will freeze in his well, and his wife never can cook a good tourtiere - meat pie - without burning the crust into a crisp.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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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Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680
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Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Antoine  Dupré dit Rochefort

  (b. abt. 1645, France   d. 19 September 1689Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

Antoine Dupré dit Rochefort was born abt. 1645 in , France. Antoine Dupré dit Rochefort was the child of

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

He married  Marie-Elisabeth Valiquet dite Laverdure (Valiquette) 28 April 1681 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Elisabeth Valiquet dite Laverdure (Valiquette)  was born 27 April 1665 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 21 July 1740 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) .  She was the daughter of Jean Valiquet dit Laverdure (Valiquette) and Renee Loppe.

Antoine Dupré dit Rochefort died 19 September 1689 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan - company La Tour

son of Jean Dupre and Claudine De La Haye

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Antoine Dupré dit Rochefort married Canada/New France Marie-Elisabeth Valiquet dite Laverdure (Valiquette)-- Date: 28 April 1681 Place: Boucherville, Canada, New France 

Marie-Elisabeth Valiquet dite Laverdure (Valiquette) was the daughter of Jean Valiquet dit Laverdure (Valiquette) and Renee Loppe

Name: Anthoine Dupre
Birth Date: 1645
Age: 36
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Valiquet
Spouse's Birth Date: 1665
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 16
Event Date: 28 Apr 1681
Event Place: Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec
Father's Name: Jean Dupre
Mother's Name: Claudine De Loy
Spouse's Father's Name: Jean Valiquet
Spouse's Mother's Name: Renee Lopee
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01663-9
System Origin: Canada-EASy
GS Film number: 1031703
Reference ID: P-21 M-1

"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch ( ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:F2K2-WVM : accessed 21 April 2015), Anthoine Dupre and Elizabeth Valiquet, 28 Apr 1681; citing Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec, reference P-21 M-1; FHL microfilm 1,031,703.

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Updated: 4/21/2015 3:12:05 PM

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Dupré (b.14 February 1682, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 15 October 1756, Terrebonne, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Dupré dit Rochefort (b.30 April 1685, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 26 March 1745, Terrebonne, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jacques Dupré (b.1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 27 December 1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Angélique Dupré (b.5 August 1689, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 1 October 1770, Longueuil, Province of Québec, Canada )

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1681 Marriage / Partner
Antoine Dupré dit Rochefort and Marie-Elisabeth Valiquet dite Laverdure (Valiquette) 28 April 1681, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1682 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Dupré was born 14 February 1682, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1685 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Dupré dit Rochefort was born 30 April 1685, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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 -

19 September 1689
Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1689 Birth of Child
Angélique Dupré was born 5 August 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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