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)
Quebec - Did you know?Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included indentured workers and soldiers stationed in the colony, but most of them, it appears, were unsavory characters, including hundreds of salt smugglers who sold salt illegally in France. France wanted to get rid of these smugglers, and the colony accepted them without complaint because once they were in New France, most of them mended their ways and were on their best behavior.
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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He married Marie-Louise Michaud
10 September 1670
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 3 children.
was born abt. 1650
in , France
She died bef. 02 June 1686
in Berthierville, Québec, Canada
He married (2) Françoise Rondeau
7 June 1686
in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (St-Jean)
The couple had (at least) 2 children.
was born abt. 1671
in , Québec Province, Canada
She died 21 March 1730
in Saint-Vallier, Québec, Canada
She was the daughter of Pierre Rondeau and Catherine Verrier.
Jean Daniau dit Laprise died 6 January 1709
in Yamaska, Québec, 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...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1670 Marriage / Partner Jean Daniau dit Laprise and Marie-Louise Michaud 10 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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).
1705 Birth of Child Augustin Daniau dit Laprise was born 7 February 1705, Beaumont, Québec, Canada
1708 Death of Child Marguerite Daniau died 23 December 1708, Montmagny, Québec, Canada
Death 6 January 1709 Yamaska, Québec, Canada
Added: 7/11/2009 9:16:10 AM
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