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Subject: Re: [Q-R] origin of dit names
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:18:19 -0400
I stand corrected. How else could I have fun with Alice? Could someone finish translating her dit to french & subsutite Honey Island Swamp for Pearl River Swamp.
Yes. many of our ancestors wanted a fresh start.
Nobility it could be one of the family estates.
For us commoners the concept of a family name was less than 100 years old when we started coming to North America. An attribute or an occupation could also be a cause.
In this example I would assume the these individuals had some connection to Chatillon France?
Were they in the military? There was a "Rule" that you couldn't have two people with the same name in a unit. They would have been called for their home town sometimes with St- before. In the 70s I had a Sargent who called me "Lousy"anna.
Paul Le B
Sent: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 6:53 PM
Subject: [Q-R] origin of dit names
In a message dated 24/04/2007 5:10:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dit names are usually given by others
If dit names are given by others and I suppose it is to identify them by a
trait or place of origin could someone give me a guess at dit Chatillon?
Peggy Large UE
"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"
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