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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? Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take care of the younger children. Sometimes women had 15 children or more. Women made clothes for the family using cloth that she spun.

Source: ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx

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

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.

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Native American Canada/New France  Jeanne  Richard dite Capiouekoue

  (b. abt. 1690, Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue was born abt. 1690 in , Québec Province, Canada . Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue was the child of

She married  Jean Gauthier 6 January 1702 in Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jean Gauthier  was born 28 September 1669 in Montréal, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Pierre Gauthier dit Saguingoira and Marie-Charlotte Roussel.

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Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue married Canada/New France Jean Gauthier-- Date: 6 January 1702 Place: Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

Jean Gauthier was the son of Pierre Gauthier dit Saguingoira and Marie-Charlotte Roussel

Added: 6/2/2016 12:55:40 PM  

America/USA Suzanne Gauthier (b.abt. 1710, Kaskaskia, Illinois Territory  d. 7 February 1754, Les Cèdres, Canada, New France )

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Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue and Jean Gauthier 6 January 1702, Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA

Added: 6/2/2016 12:54:45 PM

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