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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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number, 27,000 arrived alive... All in all of the 27,000 immigrants, 14,000, or a little more than half, settled in New France.

Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.



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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  François  Biville dit Le Picard

  (b. 17 February 1631, France   d. 10 July 1675Québec, Québec, Canada )  

François Biville dit Le Picard was born 17 February 1631 in , France. François Biville dit Le Picard was the child of

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

He married  Marguerite Paquet (Pasquier) 26 November 1670 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marguerite Paquet (Pasquier)  was born 7 April 1645 in Poitiers, France .  She was the daughter of Émery-Méry Paquet (Pasquier) and Vincente Beamont dite Ratté.

François Biville dit Le Picard died 10 July 1675 in Québec, Québec, Canada .


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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Francois Biville and Jeanne Magnon

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François Biville dit Le Picard married immigrant Fille du Roi France Marguerite Paquet (Pasquier)-- Date: 26 November 1670 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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Marguerite Paquet (Pasquier) was the daughter of Émery-Méry Paquet (Pasquier) and Vincente Beamont dite Ratté




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Canada/New France Catherine Biville (b.14 March 1674, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada   d. 3 October 1746, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada )



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17 February 1631
, France

France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.


France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
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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...
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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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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.

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1670 Marriage / Partner
François Biville dit Le Picard and Marguerite Paquet (Pasquier) 26 November 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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).

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Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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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.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1674 Birth of Child
Catherine Biville was born 14 March 1674, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada

Death
10 July 1675
Québec, Québec, Canada



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