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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?Quebec - Did you know? French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains, confetti, or nuts are showered at the married couples, wishing them good luck and fertility.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

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.

Montréal, Québec, Canada  - Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Wikipedia
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: Wikipedia

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immigrant flag  Jacques-Pierre  Thuillier dit Desvignez

  (b. abt. 1642, France   d. 19 August 1710Montréal, Canada, New France )  

Jacques-Pierre Thuillier dit Desvignez was born abt. 1642 in , France. Jacques-Pierre Thuillier dit Desvignez was the child of

Jacques-Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1669.

He married  Jeanne Bernard 29 April 1669 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Jeanne Bernard  was born abt. 1651 in , France .  She died 22 June 1715 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Jacques-Pierre Thuillier dit Desvignez died 19 August 1710 in Montréal, Canada, New France .

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son of Jean Thullier and Gilette Louier

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Jacques-Pierre Thuillier dit Desvignez married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Jeanne Bernard-- Date: 29 April 1669 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France

Added: 4/6/2015 9:09:20 AM  

flag Jeanne Thuillier (b.3 January 1676, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 27 January 1727, Montréal, Canada, New France )

flag Elisabeth Thuillier (b.26 April 1679, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Angélique Thuillier (b.17 October 1683, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 19 January 1765, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

1669 Marriage / Partner
Jacques-Pierre Thuillier dit Desvignez and Jeanne Bernard 29 April 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1676 Birth of Child
Jeanne Thuillier was born 3 January 1676, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1679 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Thuillier was born 26 April 1679, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1683 Birth of Child
Angélique Thuillier was born 17 October 1683, Montréal, Québec, Canada

19 August 1710
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Added: 4/6/2015 9:07:58 AM

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