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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? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and kitchen combined. A 'living' room it surely was! In the better houses, however, this room was divided, with the kitchen partitioned off from the rest. Most of the furnishings were the products of the colony and chiefly of the family's own workmanship. The floor was of hewn timber, rubbed and scrubbed to smoothness. A woolen rug or several of them, always of vivid hues, covered the greater part of it. There were the family dinner-table of hewn pine, chairs made of pine saplings with, seats of rushes or woven underbark, and often in the corner a couch that would serve as an extra bed at night.

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.


Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette - 1669 Marriage L'Ange Gardien, QC, Canada
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette

1669 Marriage L'Ange Gardien, QC, Canada



Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette - 1689 map
St-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, showing Mery Blouin's residence
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Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette

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St-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, showing Mery Blouin's residence
by ROBERT DE VILLENEUVE
Québec : Société de généalogie de Québec, 1976



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immigrant France  Mery (Mederic)  Blouin dit Laviolette

  (b. 26 April 1640Luçon, France   d. 14 July 1707Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )  

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette was born 26 April 1640 in Luçon, France . Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette was the child of

Mery (Mederic) was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1664.

He married  Marie Carreau 30 November 1669 in Château-Richer, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie Carreau  was born 20 March 1655 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  She died 10 February 1722 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Louis Carreau dit Lafraicheur and Jeanne Lerouge.

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette died 14 July 1707 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .


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Born St Pierre d'Etusson, Luçon, Poitou, France

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Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette married Canada/New France Marie Carreau-- Date: 30 November 1669 Place: Château-Richer, Canada, New France
Familysearch.org. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


Marie Carreau was the daughter of Louis Carreau dit Lafraicheur and Jeanne Lerouge


groom's name: Mederic Beslouin
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bride's name: Marie Carreaux
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marriage date: 30 Nov 1669
marriage place: Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec
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groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
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bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Unknown
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indexing project (batch) number: M01734-5
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1018161
reference number: P 142

"Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949," index, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ F2KL-5NV : accessed 04 Jan 2013), Mederic Beslouin and Marie Carreaux, 30 Nov 1669; citing reference P 142, FHL microfilm 1018161.


Marriage found at L'Ange Gardien in Drouin Collection listed under marriages of people from Chateau-Richer.

"The eldest daughter of the second Carreau generation was named Marie. Born on 20 March 1655, she had been baptized at Quebec by Father Jerome Lalemant. Godfather: Jean Bourdon; Godmother: Marie Favery, wife of Pierre Legardeuer, Sieur de Repentigny. At the age of 14, Marie met Mery Blouin. They fell in love. On 5 November 1669, they signed a marriage contract in the presence of the notary Paul Vachon. They would live in joint ownership of property."

"Father Francois Fillon blessed the marriage on the following 30 November, and recorded the act in the registry at Chateau-Richer."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XV, Page 32
Updated: 12/9/2014 10:33:33 AM


Children:
Canada/New France Marie-Françoise Blouin (b.abt. 1670, , Québec Province, Canada   d. bef. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada )

Canada/New France Jean Blouin (b.11 July 1672, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 29 March 1745, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.12 May 1674, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 12 September 1755, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Jacques Blouin (b.2 April 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 16 January 1744, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France )

Canada/New France Anne Blouin (b.6 April 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. December 1749, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France)

Canada/New France Catherine Blouin (b.27 October 1680, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 12 January 1776, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Province of Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie-Françoise Blouin (b.26 May 1688, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France  d. 30 December 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada )

Canada/New France Gabriel Blouin (b.16 May 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 11 March 1772, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Province of Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Geneviève Blouin (b.4 December 1693, Château-Richer, Canada, New France   d. ,  )

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.2 January 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 16 July 1791, Lauzon, Lévis, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Paul Blouin dit Laviolette (b.28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France   d. 06 August 1784, Lanoraie, Province of Québec, Canada )



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26 April 1640
Luçon, France (Lucon)

Misc
"We are unaware of almost everything about the life of Mery Blouin in France, except that he came from Saint-Pierre-d'Etusson, where he was born about 1641. The son of Andre Blouin and of Francois Bounin was not educated. In Canada, he dared to write his name only once... In addition, our man was...Read MORE...


France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne


France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


1664 France to Canada
"... it is probable that it was one of these sailing ships which transported Mery Blouin to the colony in 1664."

"According to the established custom, ancestor Blouin would live in the country as an indentured servant for three years, before being recognized as a full citizen."

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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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1669 Marriage / Partner
Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette and Marie Carreau 30 November 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

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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Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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1672 Birth of Child
Jean Blouin was born 11 July 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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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1674 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Blouin was born 12 May 1674, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1676 Birth of Child
Jacques Blouin was born 2 April 1676, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Anne Blouin was born 6 April 1678, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Catherine Blouin was born 27 October 1680, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Emery Blouart (Mederic Blouin), 40
Marie Carreau, sa femme, 26
enfants:
Jean, 9
Marie, 8
Jacques, 5
Anne, 3
Marguerite, 1

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882
Added: 3/2/2010 4:38:11 PM - Beckie  Updated: 3/2/2010 - Beckie

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

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1688 Birth of Child
Marie-Françoise Blouin was born 26 May 1688, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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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1691 Birth of Child
Gabriel Blouin was born 16 May 1691, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1693 Birth of Child
Geneviève Blouin was born 4 December 1693, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

1696 Birth of Child
Marie-Madeleine Blouin was born 2 January 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1699 Birth of Child
Paul Blouin dit Laviolette was born 28 August 1699 , Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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1707 Death
"Since his strength had left him, our steady and tenacious farmer retreated from life in the middle of the summer. Mery died on Thursday, 14 July 1707. According to the custom of the time, he was laid to rest the same day. Jean-Baptiste Menage, ordained a priest on the preceding 4 June, presided at ...Read MORE...



Saint-Jean Cemetery Saint-Jean Capitale-Nationale Region Quebec, Canada

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