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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


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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Canada/New France  Genevieve  Casaubon dite Didier

  (b. 1797, Québec Province, Canada   d. )  

Genevieve Casaubon dite Didier was born 1797 in , Québec Province, Canada . Genevieve Casaubon dite Didier was the child of Jean-Baptiste Casaubon dit Didier and Catherine Fauteux and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Joseph Casaubon dit Didier and Marie-Josephte Desrosiers Du Tremble (maternal)  Pierre Fauteux and Gabrielle-Élisabeth Désorcy


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