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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?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, Ash Wednesday (Mercredi des Cendres) ushered in forty days of penitence, as prescribed by the Church. Fasting, for those between the ages of twenty-one and sixty, was very severe, permitting no more than two ounces of bread in the morning, a good meal at noon and a light snack at night. Meat was prohibited, at first every day of the week, and later only Wednesdays and Fridays.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.


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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - View from Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Michel  Bergeron dit Nantes

  (b. abt. 1702Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia   d. abt. 1766, Louisiana, USA )  

Michel Bergeron dit Nantes was born abt. 1702 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia. Michel Bergeron dit Nantes was the child of Barthelemy Bergeron and Geneviève Serreau dite St-Aubin and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Jean Serreau dit St-Aubin and Marguerite Boileau

He married   UNKNOWN abt. 1721 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child.

He married  (2) Marie Dugas 21 April 1727 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Dugas  was born 20 January 1703 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  She died bef. 15 Jan 1748 .  She was the daughter of Abraham Dugas and Madeleine Marie Landry.

He married  (3) Marie Jeanne Hébert abt. 1747 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Marie Jeanne Hébert  was born abt. 1706 in , Acadia, Canada .  She was the daughter of Jacques Hébert and Jeanne Gautrot (Gautreau).

Michel Bergeron dit Nantes died abt. 1766 in , Louisiana, USA.


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Michel Bergeron dit Nantes married Acadia  UNKNOWN-- Date: abt. 1721 Place: , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)


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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Pierre Nantes Bergeron (b.abt. 1723, , Acadia, Canada   d. 19 November 1804, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada )



Michel Bergeron dit Nantes married Acadia Marie Dugas-- Date: 21 April 1727 Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
Marie Dugas was the daughter of Abraham Dugas and Madeleine Marie Landry




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Children:
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Marie Anne Bergeron d'Amboise (b.abt. 1740, , Acadia, Canada   d. 17 January 1828, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada )



Michel Bergeron dit Nantes married Acadia Marie Jeanne Hébert-- Date: abt. 1747  Place: , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
Marie Jeanne Hébert was the daughter of Jacques Hébert and Jeanne Gautrot (Gautreau)




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Children:
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Madeleine Bergeron (b.abt. 1748, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )



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USA 1704 - February 29 - French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts.
February 29, 1704 - Queen Anne's War - Deerfield Massacre - Major Jean-Baptiste de Rouville and his four brothers attack and burn an English settlement at Salmon Falls in the Connecticut River valley ...Read MORE...


News 1704 - Attacked
June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned Les Mines (Grand Pre), took Cobequid (Truro) and Piziquid (Pigiguit), and wasted Beaubassin,...Read MORE...


News 1706 - English Repelled
John March of Newbury received a commission to take Fort Royal in Acadia. One thousand and seventy six English, with four hundred and fifty sailors, are under his command. Fort Royal, defended by...Read MORE...


USA 1706 - Benjamin Franklin born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

January 17, 1706

News 1707 Port Royal attacked twice by New England.


1727 Marriage / Partner
Michel Bergeron dit Nantes and Marie Dugas 21 April 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...


News 1754 - French and Indian War at Port Royal

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World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.


News 1755 - Grand Derangement
The "Grand Derangement" the forced deportation of Acadians is considered the beginning of the Cajun culture.

Of the 8 to 10 thousand Acadians deported, 3/ 4 arrived in the American colonies or were ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

News 1756 - Virginia Rejects Acadians
About 1,200 Acadians were sent to Virginia but were never let off the ships, because they had not been expected and they were not wanted. They sat on the beaches for six months. Having arrived in the ...Read MORE...


World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

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News 1763 - Nova Scotia
The English land cleared about 11,000 French Acadians from Nova Scotia during the period of 1755 to 1763, to make room for English and Scottish settlers as those Acadians held the best land. The...Read MORE...


News 1764 - Acadians Return to Nova Scotia
The Acadians were finally allowed to return to Nova Scotia in 1764. However, the fertile lands that once were theirs were now occupied by English settlers. Since the British would not allow the...Read MORE...


News 1764 - The first Acadians (20) arrive in Louisiana from New York via Mobile.

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USA 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.
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News 1765 - The first Acadians begin to settle in Louisiana.

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USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...



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