Sunday, November 23, 2014

Understanding Dit and By-Names

Kimberly Powell over at About.com’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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