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  (b. 11 April 1740 Montréal, Canada, New France   d. 21 April 1806 Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada )  

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Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE was born 11 April 1740 in Montréal, Canada, New France . Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE was the child of Pierre COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE   and   Françoise VACHER dite LACERTE and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Bonaventure COMPAIN dit L’ESPÉRANCE and Catherine BADAILLAC (maternal)  Jean-Guillaume VACHER dit LACERTE and Marguerite BENOIT

Pierre-Joseph COMPAIN dit LESPÉRANCE died 21 April 1806 in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada.

Occupation: Médecin

m. Arsenault Genevieve

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From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
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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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11 April 1740
Montréal, Québec, Canada

21 April 1806
Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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