Author Topic: Could someone help me with a Quebec Surname  (Read 455 times)

Offline jim234j

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Could someone help me with a Quebec Surname
« on: Wednesday 21 April 21 18:07 BST (UK) »
I get very confused with dit in French surnames and I thought it meant also known as because there were lots of people with the same last surname but I could be totally wrong on that.

As a example Edouard Lalonde dit L'esperance marries
Marie Madeline Messier dit Duchesne dit St-Michel in 1743.

I cannot find any records of either of them marrying before.
 

I also noticed that some parents have dit but some of their children dont and some do.

If someone could explains Marie's surname it would be greatly appreciated.

Jim

Offline *Sandra*

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 50,416
  • Stay Safe
    • View Profile
Re: Could someone help me with a Quebec Surname
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 April 21 18:18 BST (UK) »

I think “dit names”,  are secondary family names associated with a primary name, sometimes even replacing it.

i. e "Dit" in French means "say" and in this example/context, it means "called." In other words, a person might be Pierre Bourbeau dit Lacourse, which means that he had an ancestor named Bourbeau, but he chooses to use the name Lacourse instead.

Sandra
"We search for information, but the burden of proof is always with the thread owner"

Census information is Crown Copyright  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Census copyright The National Archives; Canadian Census copyright Library and Archives Canada

Offline jim234j

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Could someone help me with a Quebec Surname
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 April 21 19:07 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra



Offline hanes teulu

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,364
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

Offline jim234j

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Could someone help me with a Quebec Surname
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 April 21 21:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much
That helps me alot.