French Double Names from Collet's Index
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Double Names from Collet's Index

Many early French St. Louis citizens used double surnames, usually separated by the word dit. The double name system was dropped when the family decided to use only one surname. Some families used the first of the two surnames, while others selected the second surname.

For example, one man’s surname was Bienvenu dit DeLisle and then he changed it to Delisle. Marchateau dit Desnoyers became the surname Desnoyers. Martin dit Ladouceur became Martin. It was possible for brothers to use different names.

When searching early St. Louis records, be aware of a dit name and search both spellings.

First published in the 1973 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 6, number 1, pages 5–9.

List of Double Names from Collet’s Index

Showing records 1 to 20 of 664.

SurnameDouble Surname
Allardh Becquet
Allegre Lajoie
Allibe Arban
Arteau St.Jean
Aubuchon Morelle
Aubuchon Hioche
Aubuchon Cornu
Auge Lafleur
Azeau Berthon
Bacanne Riviere
Baguette Langevin
Barada Musett
Barada Mousset
Baronet Vasquez
Baube Colgan
Baudoin L'Habitant
Beagenou Fifi
Beaufils Lebeau
Beaufils Delaunay
Beaugenou Vital

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