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1851 St. Michel Canada Directory

A Village And Parish situated on the River St. Lawrence in the County of Bellechasse, C. E. distant from Quebec, 15 miles. Population about 1800. In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Alphabetical List Of Professions, Trades, &C. Belleau, Edouard Severin, M. D., postmaster. , Boissonneault, Captain Peyrre, general store and J. P. Corriveau, Miss Esther, dry goods store. Daigneault, Pierre, general store. Dugal, Captain Louis. Forgues, Panthaleon, registrar of the county of Bellechasse. Fortier, Rev. Narcisse Charles, Roman Catholic. Fortier, Francois, M. D., and J. P. Fortier, Mrs. Jean Baptiste, general store. Furois, Lieut. Col. Joseph. Gagné, Jean Baptiste, general store. Goupille, Antoine, card millowner. Lanniere Lieut. Col. Ludger, seignior and J. P. Lanniere, Wilfred, notary public. Lame, Francois Xavier, notary public. Leclaire, Alexis, saw millowner. Lemieux, Joseph, miller. McIll, Ignace, boarding house. Merceyr, Ursin, general store. Montminil, Jean Baptiste, millowner. Morin, Captain Joseph. Pouliot, Barthélemi, notary public. Raby dit Sanschagrin, Joseph, miller. Ruellant, Slimere, saw millowner. Ruellant, Ludger, general store. Soucy, Maurice, general...

Huron Tribe

Commonly known as the Huron Tribe, Huron Indians, Huron People, Huron First Nation, Wyandot Tribe, and Wyandot Indians (Huron – lexically from French huré, bristly,’ ‘bristled,’ from hure, rough hair’ (of the head), head of man or beast, wild boar’s head; old French, ‘muzzle of the wolf, lion,’ etc., ‘the scalp,’ ‘a wig’; Norman French, huré, ‘rugged’; Roumanian, hurée, ‘rough earth,’ and the suffix –on, expressive of depreciation and employed to form nouns referring to persons). The name Huron, frequently with an added epithet, like vilain, ‘base,’ was in use in France as early as 13581 as a name expressive of contumely, contempt, and insult, signifying approximately an unkempt person, knave, ruffian, lout, wretch. The peasants who rebelled against the nobility during the captivity of King John in England in 1358 were called both Hurons and Jacques or Jacques bons hornmes, the latter signifying approximately ‘simpleton Jacks,’ and so the term Jacquerie was applied to this revolt of the peasants. But Father Lalement2, in attempting to give the origin of the name Huron, says that about 40 years previous to his time, i. e., about 1600, when these people first reached the French trading posts on the St Lawrence, a French soldier or sailor, seeing some of these barbarians wearing their hair cropped and roached, gave them the name Hurons, their heads suggesting those of wild boars. Lalement declares that while what he had advanced concerning the origin of the name was the most authentic, “others attribute it to some other though similar origin.” But it certainly does not appear that the rebellious French peasants in 1358, mentioned above,...

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