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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.

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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  François  Chevrefils dit Lalime

  (b. abt. 1643, France   d. 18 May 1678Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada )  
Age: 35

François Chevrefils dit Lalime was born abt. 1643 in , France. François Chevrefils dit Lalime was the child of

François was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Marie Lamy 18 March 1671 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie Lamy  was born 1655 in , France .  She died 15 March 1733 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada . 

François Chevrefils dit Lalime died 18 May 1678 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada.

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - Saint-Ours Company

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

François Chevrefils dit Lalime married immigrant Fille du Roi France Marie Lamy-- Date: 18 March 1671 Place: Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

Marriage NOT found at Saint-Trinite-de-Contrecoeur, Contrecoeur, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection, listed under St. Ours -- 1671 is missing

PRDH has no record of this marriage, however they do have record of the baptism of one of their children in 1676 in Sorel.

Marriage also not found at Sorel.

Added: 4/29/2009 10:39:08 AM  
Updated: 2/1/2010

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Chevrefils dite Belisle (b.abt. 1672, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 9 April 1719, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Louis Chevrefils dit Belisle (b.1674, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. 1750, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Mathurin Chevrefils (b.14 August 1676, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. ,  )

Canada/New France François Chevrefils (b.abt. 1678, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 20 April 1686, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada )

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...

Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Chevrefils, Francois, dit Lalime, m. Maire Lamy, 1671
Soldier, Company: Saint-Ours
The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:14:21 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:58:24 AM - Beckie

1671 Marriage / Partner
François Chevrefils dit Lalime and Marie Lamy 18 March 1671, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1676 Birth of Child
Mathurin Chevrefils was born 14 August 1676, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada

1678 Death
Death found at Saint-Trinite-de-Contrecoeur, Contrecoeur, QC, Canada in Drouin Collection, listed under St. Ours Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
Added: 2/1/2010 10:16:01 AM - Beckie  Updated: 2/1/2010 - Beckie

Added: 4/29/2009 10:37:30 AM

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