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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? If they wished to marry French-Canadians, Protestants were obliged to obtain a dispensation from the bishop of the diocese before the marriage could take place. This was a common situation in those days (late 1800s).


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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Laurent  Cambin dit Larivière

  (b. 1 January 1636, France   d. 5 May 1670Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Laurent Cambin dit Larivière was born 1 January 1636 in , France. Laurent Cambin dit Larivière was the child of

Laurent was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Françoise Baiselat (Bizelan) 16 August 1668 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Françoise Baiselat (Bizelan)  was born abt. 1651 in Paris, France .  She died 30 May 1694 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* . 

Laurent Cambin dit Larivière died 5 May 1670 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan - company Dugué

born at Avignon, St-Agricol, France
son of Denis Cambin and Pierrette Caillou

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Laurent Cambin dit Larivière married immigrant Fille du Roi France Françoise Baiselat (Bizelan)-- Date: 16 August 1668 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

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Canada/New France Françoise Cambin (b.13 June 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 17 March 1730, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada*)

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1 January 1636
, France

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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

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

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
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...Read MORE...

Canada 1666 - 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 -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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...

1668 Marriage / Partner
Laurent Cambin dit Larivière and Françoise Baiselat (Bizelan) 16 August 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 1668 - 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 Birth of Child
Françoise Cambin was born 13 June 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada

5 May 1670
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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