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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? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were baked in Indian fashion from ground maize. Fat salted pork was a staple during the winter, and nearly every habitant laid away each autumn a smoked supply of eels from the river. Game of all sorts he could get with little trouble at any time, wild ducks, geese, and partridges. Following the Indian custom, venison was smoked and hung on the kitchen beams, where it kept for months until needed. Salted or smoked fish had also to be provided for family use, since the usages of the Church required that meat should not be used upon numerous fast-days.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


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.


Rouen, France - ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte
Railway Station (1915)
Rouen, France
ROUEN - Gare de la Rue Verte Railway Station (1915)
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Rouen, France - ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
Rouen, France
ROUEN. - Le Quai de Paris (1917)
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Rouen, France - Boieldieu Bridge (1950)
Rouen, France
Boieldieu Bridge (1950)
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Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680
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Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)
Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680
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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Germain  Gauthier dit St-Germain

  (b. 1639Rouen, France   d. 9 May 1719Boucherville, Canada, New France )  

Germain Gauthier dit St-Germain was born 1639 in Rouen, France. Germain Gauthier dit St-Germain was the child of

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

He married  Jeanne Beauchamp 19 July 1677 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France* .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jeanne Beauchamp  was born 30 July 1663 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She died 20 December 1711 in Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) .  She was the daughter of Jacques Beauchamp dit Legrand and Marie Dardenne.

Germain Gauthier dit St-Germain died 9 May 1719 in Boucherville, Canada, New France .


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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Germain Gauthier and Louise Veillard

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)


Germain Gauthier dit St-Germain married flag Jeanne Beauchamp-- Date: 19 July 1677 Place: Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada, New France*
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Jeanne Beauchamp was the daughter of Jacques Beauchamp dit Legrand and Marie Dardenne




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Children:
flag Pierre Gauthier dit St-Germain (b.9 November 1684, Repentigny, Canada, New France   d. 13 September 1761, Boucherville, Canada )

flag Marie-Françoise Gauthier dite St-Germain (b.12 June 1687, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 27 November 1771, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Jacques Gauthier (b.5 December 1696, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 11 September 1760, Chambly, Canada )

flag Agnes Gauthier (b.3 November 1701, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. 2 January 1779, Contrecœur, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Pierre-Joseph Gauthier dit St-Germain (b.29 June 1704, Boucherville, Canada, New France   d. , )




1677 Marriage / Partner
Germain Gauthier dit St-Germain and Jeanne Beauchamp 19 July 1677, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1684 Birth of Child
Pierre Gauthier dit St-Germain was born 9 November 1684, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny)

1687 Birth of Child
Marie-Françoise Gauthier dite St-Germain was born 12 June 1687, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1696 Birth of Child
Jacques Gauthier was born 5 December 1696, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1701 Birth of Child
Agnes Gauthier was born 3 November 1701, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1704 Birth of Child
Pierre-Joseph Gauthier dit St-Germain was born 29 June 1704, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

1711 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jeanne Beauchamp died 20 December 1711, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)

Death
9 May 1719
Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville)



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