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?On February 5, 1663, a great earthquake was felt throughout Northeastern North America. No deaths were recorded, but some people got the scare of their lives. For the clergy in New France, the cause was obvious. The earthquake was a sign of devine anger. For a time, this put a stop to the liquor trade between the settlers and the Native people.
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
America - Did you know?Observation of foreign travelers to America: Americans waste so much food.
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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 (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
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 (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis).
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 (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
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 (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
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