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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? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the French-speaking population of North America. The item was widely worn for almost a century, from the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th century, before it fell into disuse, a result of the decline of the fur trade industry... In 1777, a German [probably Hessian] mercenary, staying in Saint-Anne-de-la-Pérade is more explicit in his comments: 'They wear a thick wool sash with long fringes around their hips and over their coat-they weave it themselves-these sashes are of a variety of colours, depending on the wearer's taste.'

Source: Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America

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 France  Jacques  Lucas dit Lepine

  (b. abt. 1630, France   d. 12 September 1659Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  
Cause of Death: killed by Iroquois

Jacques Lucas dit Lepine was born abt. 1630 in , France. Jacques Lucas dit Lepine was the child of

Jacques was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1653.

He married  Françoise Capel 9 November 1653 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Françoise Capel  was born abt. 1626 in , France .  She died 20 April 1699 in Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation) . 

Jacques Lucas dit Lepine died 12 September 1659 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

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son of Martin Lucas and Renee Hebert

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Jacques Lucas dit Lepine married immigrant Fille a Marier France Françoise Capel-- Date: 9 November 1653 Place: Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France

Added: 12/19/2014 10:46:36 AM  

Canada/New France Marie Lucas (b.22 January 1655, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 29 November 1700, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France François Lucas dit Dontigny (b.24 February 1658, Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France   d. 15 March 1699, Champlain, Canada, New France )

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1653 Marriage / Partner
Jacques Lucas dit Lepine and Françoise Capel 9 November 1653, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1655 Birth of Child
Marie Lucas was born 22 January 1655, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

1658 Birth of Child
François Lucas dit Dontigny was born 24 February 1658, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

12 September 1659
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Added: 12/19/2014 10:46:08 AM

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