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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? The chief festivities in New France occurred at Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and May Day. On Michaelmas the habitant came to pay the annual rental for his lands.

Source: Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier flag  Jean  Daniau dit Laprise

  (b. bet. 1637-1650Poitiers, France   d. 6 January 1709Yamaska, Canada, New France )  

Jean Daniau dit Laprise was born bet. 1637-1650 in Poitiers, France. Jean Daniau dit Laprise was the child of

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

He married  Marie-Louise Michaud 10 September 1670 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Marie-Louise Michaud  was born abt. 1650 in , France .  She died bef. 02 June 1686 in Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier) . 

He married  (2) Françoise Rondeau 7 June 1686 in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Françoise Rondeau  was born abt. 1671 in , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) .  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, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Carignan-Salières soldier - La Fouille Company

Son of Jean Daigneault and Renee Brunet

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Jean Daniau dit Laprise married immigrant Fille du Roi flag Marie-Louise Michaud-- Date: 10 September 1670 Place: Québec, Canada, New France Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 


Added: 7/11/2009 9:17:52 AM  
Updated: 12/7/2014 1:04:56 PM

flag Jacques Daniau dit Laprise (b.12 January 1672, Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. 18 July 1751, Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Canada, New France )

flag Marguerite Daniau (b.11 February 1674, Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. 23 December 1708, Montmagny, Canada, New France )

flag Marie-Françoise Daniau dite Laprise (b.23 July 1676, Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. 18 October 1759, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Canada, New France)

flag Joseph Daniau (b.19 March 1679, Berthier-sur-Mer, Canada, New France   d. , )

Jean Daniau dit Laprise married flag Françoise Rondeau-- Date: 7 June 1686 Place: Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Canada, New France
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal 

Françoise Rondeau was the daughter of Pierre Rondeau and Catherine Verrier

Added: 12/7/2014 1:11:32 PM  

flag Jean Daniau dit Laprise (b.abt. 1687, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 19 June 1759, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada, New France)

flag Guillaume Daniau dit Laprise (b.1689, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 3 February 1761, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Francois Daniau dit Laprise (b.1692, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag Laurent Daniau (b.18 October 1694, La Durantaye, Canada, New France  d. 19 May 1715, Montmagny, Canada, New France )

flag Pierre Daniau (b.8 November 1699, La Durantaye, Canada, New France  d. 18 December 1725, Saint-Vallier, Canada, New France)

flag Joseph Daniau dit Laprise (b.1700, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 22 July 1795, , Québec Province, Canada )

flag Francoise-Martine Daniau (b.24 March 1702, La Durantaye, Canada, New France  d. 14 May 1723, Montmagny, Canada, New France )

flag Augustin Daniau dit Laprise (b.7 February 1705, Beaumont, Canada, New France   d. , )

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers (who married Filles du Roi)
Daniau, Jean (Jacques), dit Laprise, m. Marie-Louise Michaud, 10 September 1670
Soldier, Company: La Fouille

The Carignan-Salières Regiment, June-Sept 1665, Quebec, Canada
Added: 9/14/2010 3:17:20 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:59:55 AM - Beckie

1670 Marriage / Partner
Jean Daniau dit Laprise and Marie-Louise Michaud 10 September 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1672 Birth of Child
Jacques Daniau dit Laprise was born 12 January 1672, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

1674 Birth of Child
Marguerite Daniau was born 11 February 1674, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

1676 Birth of Child
Marie-Françoise Daniau dite Laprise was born 23 July 1676, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

1679 Birth of Child
Joseph Daniau was born 19 March 1679, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier)

1686 Marriage / Partner
Jean Daniau dit Laprise and Françoise Rondeau 7 June 1686, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

1694 Birth of Child
Laurent Daniau was born 18 October 1694, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1699 Birth of Child
Pierre Daniau was born 8 November 1699, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1702 Birth of Child
Francoise-Martine Daniau was born 24 March 1702, La Durantaye, Québec, Canada

1705 Birth of Child
Augustin Daniau dit Laprise was born 7 February 1705, Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont)

1708 Death of Child
Marguerite Daniau died 23 December 1708, Montmagny, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire)

6 January 1709
Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska)

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