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?Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.
Source: La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (www.fabriquelanativite.com)
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Marie Madeleine Ouebadinoukoue dite Chrétienne was born abt. 1622
in , Canada.
Marie Madeleine Ouebadinoukoue dite Chrétienne
was the child of
She married Pierre Boucher
17 January 1649
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
was born 1 August 1622
in Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche)
He died 19 April 1717
in Boucherville, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Gaspard Boucher and Nicole Lemaire.
Marie Madeleine Ouebadinoukoue dite Chrétienne died 11 December 1649
in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers).
Pierre Boucher believed in the possibility of creating a new people by the union of French men and Indian women. He gave the example himself by marrying, in 1649, a Huron girl, a pupil of the Ursulines of Quebec, Marie Ouebadinskoue, otherwise called Marie-Madeleine Chrestienne. The young woman died in December of the same year while giving birth to a child, who did not live. Boucher next married, in 1652, a fellow-countrywoman, Jeanne Crevier, who was the daughter of Christophe Crevier, the pioneer from Rouen, and who had come from France with her parents. Fifteen children were born of the second marriage.
1625: Arrival of the Jesuits in Quebec. Jesuits begin missionary work among the Indians in the Québec area. Jean de Brébeuf founds missions in Huronia, near Georgian Bay. fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -
1627 - The Company of One Hundred Associates (a.k.a. the Company of New France) is given a fur monopoly and title to all lands claimed by New France (April 29). In exchange, they are to establish a French colony of 4000 by 1643, which they fail to do
1629-1631: Quebec is in English hands, and most settlers return to France. The adventurer David Kirke takes Québec for Britain (July 19, 1629). fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -
1632 - The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye enables France to regain possession of Canada.
1634 - Trois-Rivières founded by Sieur de Laviolette.
1649 Marriage / Partner Marie Madeleine Ouebadinoukoue dite Chrétienne and Pierre Boucher 17 January 1649, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
Death 11 December 1649 Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
1649 Birth of Child Jacques Boucher was born 11 December 1649, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)
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