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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 wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that tied at the knee) and jerkins (jackets). They also wore wide-brimmed hats and tapabords (with earflaps). To survive the cold winter, the habitant copied some of the Amerindian clothing. He wore mittens and moose leather boots lined with beaver fur and a fur-lined coat (pelise). To walk in the snow, he wore snowshoes and loaded his provisions on a toboggan.

Source: ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx

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Native American Canada/New France  Jeanne  Richard dite Capiouekoue

  (b. abt. 1690, Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France)   d. )  

Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue was born abt. 1690 in , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France). Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue was the child of

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

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Kaskaskian Indian, Algonquin Nation

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Jeanne Richard dite Capiouekoue married Canada/New France Jean Gauthier-- Date: 6 January 1702 Place: Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA
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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, USA  d. 7 February 1754, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres))

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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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