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  (b. 8 December 1708 New Orleans, Territory of Orleans   d. )  

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Genevieve-Monique RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was born 8 December 1708 in New Orleans, Territory of Orleans. Genevieve-Monique RIVARD dite LAVIGNE was the child of Antoine RIVARD   and   Marie BRIARD and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Nicolas RIVARD dit LAVIGNE and Catherine ST-PERE

m. Boucher Francois

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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)


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8 December 1708
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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