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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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


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Native American Canada/New France  Marie  Dauza dite Mansiskouekou

  (b. , Canada   d. )  

Marie Dauza dite Mansiskouekou was the child of

She married  Antoine Pelletier dit Antaya (Ontoi) abt. 1728 .  Antoine Pelletier dit Antaya (Ontoi)  was born 3 February 1705 in Sainte-Famille, L'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada .  He died 14 September 1795 in Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA .  He was the son of Michel Pelletier dit Antaya and Françoise Meneux dite Chateauneuf.


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Marie Dauza dite Mansiskouekou married Canada/New France Antoine Pelletier dit Antaya (Ontoi)-- Date: abt. 1728 Place: 
Antoine Pelletier dit Antaya (Ontoi) was the son of Michel Pelletier dit Antaya and Françoise Meneux dite Chateauneuf




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