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From: John Helmut Merz <>
Subject: [QUEBEC-L] Re:Dit names
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 15:09:30 -0800
Hello, Genevieve, while on the issue of -dit- names, I ran into a
problem with one particular one, and I would be glad if you could help.
Some time ago I had an enquiry about the name Joseph LAMONTAGNE, who
married 9 Feb 1789 at Yamaska, to Madeleine Giguere. The marriage
entry at St Michel Yamaska simply stated that he was "de Insbourg en
Allemagne". His second marriage was to Catherine Sancour in 1816. In
this entry he says his father's name was Joseph Lamontagne and his
mother was Catherine OPERMONT.
As it so happens I have one Brunswick soldier by the name of
Joseph Rauch, born at Innsbruck, Austria appr, 1734 who was discharged
in Quebec in 1783, no other information has been found as yet.
I do have a sneaky suspision that these two Joseph's are the same,
If anybody knows Innsbruck, it it surrounded by the Austrian Alps,
and surely could be called comming from the mountain. The marriage
in 1816 must have been a son of Joseph, and the father he named was
the one who married in 1789 in Yamaska.
Perhaps you or somebody else on this list can help to clear this up.
Thank you, John
Genevieve Rosseel wrote:
> Around 1880, the Quebec or Canadian government asks that people who had dit names pick between the two and keep only one. So brothers and sisters could keep either and not have the same last name afterwards.
> Genevieve Rosseel
> St Lazare, Quebec