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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 (

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

  (b. abt. 1642, France   d. 6 November 1687Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France )  

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, Canada, New France .  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 . 

Pierre Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre died 6 November 1687 in Trois-Rivières, Canada, New France .

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

Added: 6/2/2016 9:37:06 AM  

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

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

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

1678 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Brignon (Brunion) dit Lapierre was born 2 November 1678, Sorel, 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 -

6 November 1687
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

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