French and English names in the Ste Luce parish register

Father Dionne's native language was French, and he was familiar with the names of his parishioners. However, in the mid-1800s the spelling of some names was not yet standardized. Below are some of the variations on spelling of French names in the parish register.

French names in Ste Luce parish register:

Father Dionne apparently did not know English; he therefore often spelled English and Irish first and last names phonetically. Below are some of the examples of spellings of specific names.

English/Irish last names

English first names

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