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flag male ancestor  Charles  MARION dit FONTAINE

  (b. 31 July 1761 Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Canada   d. 26 March 1833 Lanoraie, Lower Canada )  

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Charles MARION dit FONTAINE was born 31 July 1761 in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Canada. Charles MARION dit FONTAINE was the child of Jean-Baptiste MARION   and   Charlotte HUOT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  François MARION and Marie-Charlotte BOUCHER (maternal)  Joseph HUOT and Louise COTE

Charles MARION dit FONTAINE died 26 March 1833 in Lanoraie, Lower Canada .

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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec 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 Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
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French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec 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)
  • 1761 Birth
    31 July 1761
    Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Québec, Canada
  • 1833 Death
    26 March 1833
    Lanoraie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie)


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