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)
Quebec - Did you know?The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés that was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into 5 by 15 kilometre plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river.
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* (St-Enfant-Jésus)
Laurent Cambin dit Larivière died 5 May 1670
in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal).
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)
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1669 Birth of Child Françoise Cambin was born 13 June 1669, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
Death 5 May 1670 Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)
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