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From: "D O'" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Who's hiding the originials
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 00:19:23 +0000
I do hope that you find those originals and can make some sense of it all,
have you searched through the Drouin Collection?
Meanwhile, I have to say that the French Canadians who moved to Ontario had
their names changed for them by persons who wrote what they heard. One only
has to read through the census of Essex county, for example, to see the
hidden French names there. Education wasn't a primary concern in the early
days so many could not spell their names to enable the enumerator or
clergyman as you know, and later on French was forbidden.
However, my father's French family who were educated were given a different
spelling to their name in the 1901 Census in Ontario. They moved to Quebec
shortly after and the 1911 Census in Quebec has the correct spelling.
Cheers & good luck
>Subject: [ONTARIO] Who's hiding the originials
>Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 18:54:35 EDT
>Stupid question but I'm brave and going to plunge into it. I photocopied
>page from "County Marriage Records Registers of Ontario, Canada 1858-1869
>Vol.II Halton County". It has a marriage listed:
>Lardie Louis, 31, Wellington Square, Canada, s/o Louis and Jane, married 29
>March1868 Hannah M Kurtz, 21, Wellington Square, Canada, d/o Peter and
>This man was from Montreal Quebec and is old Fr. Can. back to 1666. The
>PRDH has great records and by all the church registers and the PRDH Louis'
>father wasn't Louis but George and mother was Josepht Chartrand not Jane.
>lots of St. Augustine records here with names in backwards and just
>obviously, recording errors. It would appear that when French Cans. came
>Ontario they dropped the hard to say French names. They simplified as the
>1851 census takers were priviledged people to read and write well.
>Jean Baptiste Lardie is listed as John. Louis is written Lewis. As I
>just English friendly.
>I know who this Louis is. His age should be 37. I can see a seven being
>written as 1. Simple mistake. I can see "them" typing Louis for the
>name. Just repeated the name they just typed. (That has happened a lot
>times) I can also see saying Josepht would probably mean spell it and
>Louis was a labourer so Jane might seem easier and how was he to know he
>drive me crazy. I need to see the originals that these were typed from.
>WHERE ARE THEY? (please do send me to a place that starts with H and has
>letters-LOL). Probably won't help because if the minister was in error
>typist did just fine but it is the only opportunity to straighten this
>Any suggestions appreciated.
>Peggy Large UE
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