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"dit" names explanations and web links

Marie (View posts)
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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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