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Re: Sirois-Regnier
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: April 09, 2012 at 13:46:06
In Reply to: Re: Sirois-Regnier by Louise Régnier of 177

It's called a "dit name". You can google it and find more info about it. Dit names were very common in Quebec. Yours apparently was Sirois dit Michaud. It was not a common dit name. I found only one other example here:;pz=lea;nz=lebrun;ocz=1;p=maurice;n=sirois+dit+michaud

As a dit name, Michaud & Sirois could be used together or interchangeably. Apparently Samuel chose to use Sirois even though he was baptized Michaud. It made it very confusing to find him though! I'm not positive this is your family, but there are some good signs.

We have his (supposed) baptism:

Pierre Samuel Lauronse Michaud, b. 19 May, bap 20 May 1864 Cacouna (St-Georges).

One nice thing is that the birth month and year closely match that shown in the 1900 Census. He was also a blacksmith like his (supposed) father, Pierre:

1900 United States Federal Census about S*IL Siroys
Name:        S*IL Siroys
[Samuel Sirois]
[Saul Siroys]
Age:        35
Birth Date:        May 1865
Birthplace:        Canada Fr
Home in 1900:        Cedar Creek, Lake, Indiana
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Immigration Year:        1888
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Hattie Siroys
Marriage Year:        1894
Years Married:        6
Father's Birthplace:        Canada Fr
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada Fr
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Sam'l Siroys        35 b. May 1865 Can-Fr, parents b. Can-Fr; blacksmith
Hattie Siroys        25 -wife- b. Mar 1875 KS, fath b. Can-Fr, mh b. Ire
Earl Siroys        4 -son- b. Jun 1895 IN
Mable Siroys        1 -dau- b. Dec 1898 IN

It needs more research, but I think you should strongly consider this family (Pierre Sirois dit Michaud & Felicite Levasseur) as belonging to Samuel. Annie

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