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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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. They could procure good weather for the crops. They could watch over favorite animals. They could intercede for the recovery of a sick member of the household. Some have even been known to, 'during the night, shave the face of his master and black his boots for Sunday morning'.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

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immigrant flag  Pierre-Edme  Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval

  (b. 1681, France   d. 29 September 1730Longueuil, Canada, New France )  

Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval was born 1681 in , France. Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval was the child of

Pierre-Edme was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1712.

He never married  Elisabeth Gilbert dite Laframboise .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Elisabeth Gilbert dite Laframboise  was born 13 January 1690 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles) .  She died 16 October 1760 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Jean Gilbert dit Laframboise and Elisabeth Lanceleur.

He married  (2) Marie-Angélique Fournier 11 July 1712 in Montréal, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie-Angélique Fournier  was born 30 January 1689 in Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil) .  She died 14 September 1725 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Antoine Fournier dit Préfontaine and Marie Ronceray.

Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval died 29 September 1730 in Longueuil, Canada, New France .

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son of Pierre Edme Thuot and Marie Louise Duval

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Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval never married flag Elisabeth Gilbert dite Laframboise-- Place: 
Elisabeth Gilbert dite Laframboise was the daughter of Jean Gilbert dit Laframboise and Elisabeth Lanceleur

NOTE: They never married. They had a child out of wedlock

Added: 4/4/2016 11:44:15 AM  

flag Marie-Josephe Thuot dite Duval (b.23 January 1710, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 5 March 1797, Boucherville, Lower Canada )

Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval married flag Marie-Angélique Fournier-- Date: 11 July 1712 Place: Montréal, Canada, New France
Marie-Angélique Fournier was the daughter of Antoine Fournier dit Préfontaine and Marie Ronceray


Added: 8/24/2015 3:41:24 PM  

flag Pascal Thuot (b.23 March 1717, Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 23 February 1765, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Marie-Louise Thuot (b.8 September 1718, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 6 May 1781, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag Madeleine Thuot (b.13 September 1719, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 15 March 1773, Montréal, Province of Québec, Canada )

1710 Birth of Child
Marie-Josephe Thuot dite Duval was born 23 January 1710, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1712 Marriage / Partner
Pierre-Edme Thuot dit Lafontaine Duval and Marie-Angélique Fournier 11 July 1712, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1717 Birth of Child
Pascal Thuot was born 23 March 1717, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1718 Birth of Child
Marie-Louise Thuot was born 8 September 1718, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1719 Birth of Child
Madeleine Thuot was born 13 September 1719, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1725 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marie-Angélique Fournier died 14 September 1725, Montréal, Québec, Canada

29 September 1730
Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)

Added: 8/24/2015 3:38:49 PM

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