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From: "Francis T. Watters" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Seeking info about Celle/Sel family
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 22:14:10 -0400
If you go to the PRDH site, you'll find about 35
different spelling variations for deCelles.
Why so many variations? Possibly because the
people themselves couldn't write and the priests,
or whoever did the writing, wrote by ear.
As for the dit names, there were several reasons
and there is a web site somewhere (I'd have to look)
that explains most of the reasons. Sansquartier
may have been given, if the ancestor was in the
army, as a nickname. Some dit names were
"inherited" that way.
Date: Sunday, September 19, 1999 7:10 PM
Subject: [QUEBEC] Seeking info about Celle/Sel family
>I may have located family of Mitchel DECELL I enquired about yesterday.
>Can anyone help me with info on the following:
>MICHEL CELLE b. 24 Sept 1789, St. Joseph de chambly, Chambly,
>Quebec---his brother appears to be JOSEPH CEL chr. 5 Nov 1783 (among a
>list of about 11 other siblings)-----Their parents listed as JEAN
>BAPTISTE CEL (SEL) (SELLE)-(SANSQUARTIER) (SANSQUARTI) (SANSCARTIER) b.
>1742 St. Joseph de chambly, m. 24 Nov 1760 to MARIE JOSEPHTE (JOSETTE)
>SOREL-LEVEILLE (LANBEREAUX)b. 17 Jan 1746 Longueuil, Chambly, Quebec.
>Particularly looking for marriage info on above Michel---death
>certificate I have reads Lizzie????(illegible)
>Also, have a newbie question---Why are there so many name possibilities
>like there are listed above?? Any sites devoted to explaining the
>idiosyncrasies of French Canadian surnames??? Sure makes looking hard!!!!
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