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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? In New France, boys whe were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or younger were awarded the sum of 20 pounds each on their wedding day.

Source: Canada: A People's History ( history/)

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Antoine  Gros dit Laviolette

  (b. abt. 1640Champagne, France   d. 23 September 1687Montréal, Québec, Canada )  

Antoine Gros dit Laviolette was born abt. 1640 in Champagne, France. Antoine Gros dit Laviolette was the child of

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

He married  Jacqueline Aubry 9 September 1670 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jacqueline Aubry  was born 15 March 1642 in , France .  She died 22 January 1702 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Antoine Gros dit Laviolette died 23 September 1687 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .

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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan - company La Varenne

son of Jean Gros and Marguerite Aupy

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Antoine Gros dit Laviolette married immigrant Fille du Roi France Jacqueline Aubry-- Date: 9 September 1670 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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Canada/New France Marie-Therese Legros dite Laviolette (b.3 September 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 2 February 1688, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Legros dit Laviolette (b.20 December 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 18 May 1765, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Nicolas Legros dit Lecompte (b.22 November 1678, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada*   d. 26 December 1720, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Legros (b.23 June 1681, Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada   d. 8 April 1761, Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Catherine-Louise Legros (b.17 November 1683, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada*   d. 22 December 1719, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )

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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...

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 -

1670 Marriage / Partner
Antoine Gros dit Laviolette and Jacqueline Aubry 9 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 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). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1671 Birth of Child
Marie-Therese Legros dite Laviolette was born 3 September 1671, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Legros dit Laviolette was born 20 December 1673, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1678 Birth of Child
Nicolas Legros dit Lecompte was born 22 November 1678, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

1681 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne Legros was born 23 June 1681, Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada

1683 Birth of Child
Catherine-Louise Legros was born 17 November 1683, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

23 September 1687
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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