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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? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/2 were Catholic. 1/2 were Protestant. 1/3 of the population was French speaking.

Source: Canada: A People's History ( history/)

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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny) - Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie
445, rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny, QUÉBEC
Established 1684
Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)
Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie
445, rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny, QUÉBEC
Established 1684

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Bernard  Delpeche dit Belair

  (b. 1641, France   d. 9 December 1687Repentigny, Canada, New France )  

Bernard Delpeche dit Belair was born 1641 in , France. Bernard Delpeche dit Belair was the child of

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

He married  Marie-Marguerite Jourdain 25 November 1667 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marie-Marguerite Jourdain  was born 12 November 1648 in Rouen, France .  She died 19 May 1720 in Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada . 

Bernard Delpeche dit Belair died 9 December 1687 in Repentigny, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Salières Company

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Bernard Delpeche dit Belair married immigrant Fille du Roi France Marie-Marguerite Jourdain-- Date: 25 November 1667 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Marriage found at Notre-Dame de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec in Drouin Collection

Bernard Delpeche dit Belaire and Marg. Jourdain

Updated: 8/28/2010 9:19:04 PM

Canada/New France Marie-Barbe Delpeche (b.14 February 1669 , Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 04 March 1669, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marie Belair dite Delpeche (b.2 February 1670, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 4 August 1691, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Catherine Belair dite Delpeche (b.18 March 1672 , Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 06 October 1716, Repentigny, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Denise Delpeche (b.14 November 1673 , Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 16 March 1676, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Delpeche (b.27 October 1675, Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 16 June 1683 , Repentigny, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jeanne-Françoise Delpeche (Dalpe) (b.17 January 1678, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*   d. 7 January 1748, Saint-Sulpice, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France François Delpeche dit Belair (b.abt. 1679, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Jean-François Delpeche dit Belair (b.28 July 1682 , Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 1 December 1760, Saint-Sulpice, Canada)

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Delpeche (b.10 July 1685 , Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 1 December 1760, Saint-Sulpice, Canada)

Canada/New France Marguerite Delpêche dite Bélair (b.abt. 1687, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

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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.

News 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 -

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Delpêche, Bernard, dit Belair, m. Marguerite Jourdain, 25 Nov. 1667
Soldier, Company: Salieres

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:19:32 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 10:01:33 AM - Beckie

1667 Marriage / Partner
Bernard Delpeche dit Belair and Marie-Marguerite Jourdain 25 November 1667, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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 -

1669 Birth of Child
Marie-Barbe Delpeche was born 14 February 1669 , Montréal, 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 -

1670 Birth of Child
Marie Belair dite Delpeche was born 2 February 1670, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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 -

1672 Birth of Child
Catherine Belair dite Delpeche was born 18 March 1672 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

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 -

1673 Birth of Child
Denise Delpeche was born 14 November 1673 , Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

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

1675 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Delpeche was born 27 October 1675, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

1676 Death of Child
Denise Delpeche died 16 March 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Jeanne-Françoise Delpeche (Dalpe) was born 17 January 1678, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Repentigny
Bernard Delpeche, 40
Marguerite Jourdain, sa femme, 30
Marie, 11
Catherine, 9
Madeleine, 5
Jeanne, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/1/2010 3:41:34 PM - Beckie  Updated: 3/1/2010 3:41:34 PM -

1682 Birth of Child
Jean-François Delpeche dit Belair was born 28 July 1682 , Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

1683 Death of Child
Marie-Madeleine Delpeche died 16 June 1683 , Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

1685 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Delpeche was born 10 July 1685 , Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

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 -

9 December 1687
Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)


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