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)
Quebec - Did you know?Behind each habitant's house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn and the stable, built always of untrimmed logs, the intervening chinks securely filled with clay or mortar. There was also a root-house, half-sunk in the ground or burrowed into the slope of a hill, where the habitant kept his potatoes and vegetables secure from the frost through the winter. Most of the habitants likewise had their own bake-ovens, set a convenient distance behind the house and rising four or five feet from the ground. These they built roughly of boulders and plastered with clay. With an abundance of wood from the virgin forests they would build a roaring fire in these ovens and finish the whole week's baking at one time. The habitant would often enclose a small plot of ground surrounding the house and outbuildings with a fence of piled stones or split rails, and in one corner he would plant his kitchen-garden.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
America - Did you know?1831 - Nat Turner, an enslaved African American preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in American history. He and his band of about 80 followers launch a bloody, day-long rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. The militia quells the rebellion, and Turner is eventually hanged. As a consequence, Virginia institutes much stricter slave laws.
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Marguerite Pachotte (Pajotte) (Pachot) dite Campeau was born abt. 1703
in , Michigan, USA.
Marguerite Pachotte (Pajotte) (Pachot) dite Campeau
was the child of
She married Charles-François Jolivet
4 April 1731
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
was born 2 October 1701
in L'Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada
He died 20 August 1763
in La Prairie, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Edmé-Aymé Jolivet dit Mitron and Anne Fiset.
Marguerite Pachotte (Pajotte) (Pachot) dite Campeau died 17 February 1765
in La Prairie, Québec, Canada .
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
1731 Marriage / Partner Marguerite Pachotte (Pajotte) (Pachot) dite Campeau and Charles-François Jolivet 4 April 1731, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.
Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.
1763 Death of Spouse/Partner Charles-François Jolivet died 20 August 1763, La Prairie, Québec, Canada
1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists. World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -
Death 17 February 1765 La Prairie, Québec, Canada
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