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  (b. 13 December 1722 Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France   d. 14 February 1794 Nicolet, Lower Canada )  
Summary: Joseph VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was born 13 December 1722 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Canada, New France. Joseph VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT was the child of François VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT and Marie-Josephte LEFETTEY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François-Noel VANASSE and Jeanne FOURRIER (maternal)  Jean LE FETTEY dit LAMONTAGNE and Suzanne RABOUIN

Joseph VANASSE dit PRÉCOURT died 14 February 1794 in Nicolet, Lower Canada .

m. Desrosiers Madeleine
m. Lampron Marie-Anne

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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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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
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Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada
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13 December 1722
Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada

14 February 1794
Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste)

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