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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 (

Did You Know?Did you know...A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could intercede for the recovery of a sick member of the household. Some have even been known to, 'during the night, shave the face of his master and black his boots for Sunday morning'.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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

1669 Marriage L'Ange Gardien, QC, Canada

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immigrant France  Mery (Mederic)  Blouin dit Laviolette

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

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

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

He married  Marie Carreau 30 November 1669 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marie Carreau  was born 20 March 1655 in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  She died 10 February 1722 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste) .  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, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste).

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

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Mery (Mederic) Blouin dit Laviolette married Canada/New France Marie Carreau-- Date: 30 November 1669 Place: Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer) 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 ( : 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

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

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

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.12 May 1674, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 12 Septembr 1755, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St Francois de l'Isle d'Orleans))

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

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

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

Canada/New France Marie-Françoise Blouin (b.26 MAY 1688, Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Ste Famille)  d. 30 December 1762, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste))

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

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

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Blouin (b.2 January 1696, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean) (St Jean-Baptiste)  d. 16 July 1791, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Pointe de Lévy) (St Joseph de Levis) (Lauzon))

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

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26 April 1640
Luçon (Lucon), France

"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 al...Read MORE...

France1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

France1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

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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 oppositio...Read MORE...

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."

Thomas J. Lafor...

Canada1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1667 - 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 a...Read MORE...

Canada1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

Canada1670 - 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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Canada1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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Canada1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1681 Canadian Census Comte de St.-Laurent
Emery Blouart (Mederic Blouin), 40
Marie Carreau, sa femme, 26
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 - 1  Updated: 3/2/2010 - 1

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Canada1689 - 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 hamlet...Read MORE...

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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...


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