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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 (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace. Older girls would help cook, clean and make clothes. Fathers would teach their sons how to ice fish. All the children would help gather maple sap in the spring. When a boy was eleven or twelve, he could do a man's work. He would help his father cut wood, carry stones from the field and build fences. He also helped plow, mow the hay and gather the crops.

Source: teacherweb.com/ ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx



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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, USA .  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, USA
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 


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




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



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



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