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"dit" names explanations and web links

Marie (View posts)
Posted: 22 Dec 2000 8:14PM GMT
Edited: 9 Sep 2004 3:30PM GMT
The following sites explain ‘dit names’

A very good explanation:
http://hometown.aol.com/GFSJudi/dit_names.html

Another good one:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/lwjones/dit.htm

Explanation of ‘dit’ names:
http://www.francogene.com/quebec/ditnames.html

A list of family names with the ‘dit’ name:
http://www.scarolina.com/the-french-canadian-connection/name...

‘Dit’ names applied to the whole family. Its use stopped early in the twentieth century,although a few kept them longer. My great-grandmother who died in 1966 still referred to her ‘dit’ name: Montpetit dit Potvin. Don’t let anyone tell you that they HAD to take ‘dit’ names. They didn’t. Sometimes they took the extra names themselves, sometimes it was given to them by others - to describe their physical appearance, their origin, or
their personality, etc.

Marie
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jnagel1998 23 Mar 2009 6:13PM GMT 
kaye_sherwood 5 Nov 2013 12:52AM GMT 
Marie 23 Dec 2000 3:14AM GMT 
roger alfred ouimet 31 Oct 2002 2:57AM GMT 
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