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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? The sock dance is an integral part of the French-Canadian weddings. If there is an unmarried older sibling, he/she has to wear the socks and do a funny dance. The guests will throw money at his/her feet as he/she dances. The money is later given to the couple getting married.

Source: French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Pierre  Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre

  (b. abt. 1642, France   d. 6 November 1687Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) )  

Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre was born abt. 1642 in , France. Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre was the child of

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

He married  Charlotte Coy dite Couet 24 April 1678 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Charlotte Coy dite Couet  was born abt. 1649 in , France .  She died 12 May 1707 in Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal) . 

Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre died 6 November 1687 in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers).

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Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre married immigrant France Charlotte Coy dite Couet-- Date: 24 April 1678 Place: Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

Added: 6/2/2016 9:37:06 AM  

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre (b.2 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)  d. , )

Canada/New France Jacques Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre (b.abt. 1687, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)  d. , )

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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...
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1678 Marriage / Partner
Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre and Charlotte Coy dite Couet 24 April 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

1678 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre was born 2 November 1678, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

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 -

6 November 1687
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers)

Added: 6/2/2016 9:34:44 AM

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