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?In New France, the habitant's homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone, solid, low, stocky buildings, usually about twenty by forty feet or thereabouts in size, with a single doorway and very few windows. The roofs were steep-pitched, with a dormer window or two thrust out on either side, the eaves projecting well over the walls in such manner as to give the structures a half-bungalow appearance. With almost religious punctuality the habitants whitewashed the outside of their walls every spring, so that from the river the country houses looked trim and neat at all seasons.
Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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He married Marguerite Raisin
in Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)
The couple had (at least) 4 children.
was born 1651
in , France
She died 21 November 1700
in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
Bernard Deniger dit Sansoucy died bet. 1700-18 January 1718
in La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis).
PRDH has no record of this marriage, however there are records of the baptisms of their children, the first one being in 1672 in Boucherville.
Bernard Deniger Sansoucy and Marguerite Raisin
Updated: 4/22/2014 4:35:40 PM
Children: Jean Deniger dit Sansoucy (b.3 September 1672, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Ste-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur) d. 10 April 1716, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis))
Marie Deniger Sansoucy (b.1675, Chambly, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Chambly) d. 28 March 1765, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis))
Pierre Deniger Sansoucy (b.17 October 1677, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Ste-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur) d. 15 March 1730, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis))
René Deniger (b.17 April 1684, Chambly, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Chambly) d. 18 January 1718, 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 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French. History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -
1716 Death of Child Jean Deniger dit Sansoucy died 10 April 1716, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)
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