Saturday, October 19, 2019

Understanding Dit and By-Names

Kimberly Powell over at’s Genealogy section has written an excellent article about the use of “Dit” Names. Dit names arose out of the French word “to say” or “dire”.  From Kimberly: Found primarily in France, New France (French-Canada, Louisiana, etc.), and Scotland, dit names are essentially an alias tacked on to a family name [...]

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