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Re: Giasson as a dit name
Posted by: Louise MacKinnon Date: July 05, 2000 at 09:37:40
In Reply to: Giasson as a dit name by Nickie Rivers-Cheney of 48

Giasson is the original spelling in the old records of Port Royale. It gets changed to Chiasson and the dit name is Lavalee or Rivard in your family tree. The dit just meant basically where the family was located or established (Lavalee- of the valley and Rivard - of the river.) I am a Chaisson. But, I descend from Guyon Giasson dit Lavalee and he was one of the first if not the first Giassons in Port Royale area and went on to Beaubasin and in towards Musquidobot (outside Halifax) where he was a fur trader and could work the rivers there. He did move back to Beaubasin and most of his children established there and in the surrounding areas. Are you also a descendant of Guyon? You may find that a branch from his goes on to Quebec and becomes Rivard. I would be very interested in knowing your tree. I will gladly share the info I have on Guyon. I do know that 2 of his sons went on to Quebec and may have attained new "handles" to the Giasson name. I am just not familiar with them at the moment. Good luck in your search! Louise


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