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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? The seigneur was endowed with his rank and estate to the sole end that he should become an active agent in making the colony grow. He was expected to live on his land, to level the forest, to clear fields, and to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before. He was expected to have his seigneury surveyed into farms, or en censive holdings, and to procure, as quickly as might be, settlers for these farms. It was highly desirable, of course, that the seigneurs should lend a hand in encouraging the immigration of people from their old homes in France.

Source: The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism [Vol. 5 of 'The Chronicles of Canada'] by William Bennett Munro; Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1922


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.


Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
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Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Étienne  Boyer dit Lafontaine

  (b. abt. 1650, France   d. 3 October 1700Québec, Canada, New France )  

Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine was born abt. 1650 in , France. Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine was the child of

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

He married  Marie-Thérèse Viel 26 October 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Thérèse Viel  was born 4 April 1650 in Rouen, France . 

Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine died 3 October 1700 in Québec, Canada, New France .


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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

son of Claude Boyer and Sébastienne Ravenne

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Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine married Fille du Roi France Marie-Thérèse Viel-- Date: 26 October 1671 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
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Children:
Canada/New France Charles Boyer (b.abt. 1675, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 18 March 1727, Chambly, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean-Louis Boyer (b.31 December 1678, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

Canada/New France Jean-Étienne Boyer (b.10 August 1680, Ancienne Lorette, Canada, New France   d. 21 April 1750, Lachine, Montréal, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Boyer (b.abt. 1685, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 23 October 1750, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Canada, New France )



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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.

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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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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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1671 Marriage / Partner
Étienne Boyer dit Lafontaine and Marie-Thérèse Viel 26 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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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1678 Birth of Child
Jean-Louis Boyer was born 31 December 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1680 Birth of Child
Jean-Étienne Boyer was born 10 August 1680, Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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Death
3 October 1700
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)



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