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French-Canadian Pioneers: The Meuniers of Quebec

Gaspard Meunier | Madeleine Poupart 

November 23rd, 1732, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Faux saunier – salt smugger]

Mathurin Meunier / Le Mousnier | Francoise Fafard

November 3rd, 1647, Montreal (Notre-Dame)


Pierre Meunier / Lapierre | Barbe Richaume

October 12th, 1675, Montreal

[Occ. servant]

Pierre (Pierre-Etienne)  Meunier / Munier / Bellerose | Marie-Madeleine Cote

January 25th, 1761, St-Antoine-de-Tilly

[Occ. military,t troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc]


Sebastien Odiau | Marie Meunier / Mounier

May 30th, 1637, La Fleche (St-Thomas)

[Occ. -]


Personal note:

Andre Mignier / Minier / Lagace | Jacquette Michel (October 23rd, 1668) are my maternal ancestors.  Andre Mignier was not a Meunier, but some of his descendants did carry that surname.


Variations and associated surnames

Bellerose –  De Pecausi – Dignier – Duval – Frappe d’Abord – Frappedabord –  Jolicoeur

Lafleur – Lafontaine – Laframboise – Lagace – Lagirofleec- Laliberte – Laperiere – Laperriere

Lapierre – Laramee – Lameusnier – Lemo(u)nier –  Lemounier – Menier – Menut – Mesnier

Meusnier – Meynier – Mignier – Mo(n)nier – Mosnier – Mounier –  Munier – Musnier – Sans(s)oucy


Related Posts:

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Quebec & Ontario (F/G)

Extracts: Primarily Native American Marriages of Quebec & Ontario (J)

Extracts of Native American Marriages of Quebec and Ontario (M)

Evelyn in Montreal: Joseph Boileau m. Sophie Minier (Meunier/Mignier/Lagace), Pt.1

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  1. Thanks for the comment!

    Interesting post above. My husband descends from Pierre Meunier and Barbe Richaume.

    In fact, my husband’s ancestry is over 1/4 French-Canadian. His maternal grandfather was entirely French-Canadian, and his maternal grandmother was half. Someday I hope to visit Quebec, New Brunswick (where my husband’s paternal brick wall is waiting for me to break it down!), and Nova Scotia (where my own worst brick wall exists).

    I’m definitely going to have to begin following your blog!

    Comment by Wendy Hawksley | April 6, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Wendy. My ancestors descend from Pierre Meunier and Barbe Richaume. I am working on the LaPierre family. Do you have information on Pierre Meunier? If not email me and I will reply when I check my email.

      Comment by Dale | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thanks!

    The New Brunswick brick wall is not one of my husband’s French-Canadian ancestors. Fortunately, they left plenty of records. 🙂

    It’s a Loyalist family. Aaargh! LOL So someday I must visit Fredericton and St. John. Someday.

    Comment by Wendy Hawksley | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi, I’m needing help. I’m trying to find info on my dad’s side. His name was Arthur Meunier, son of Wilfred Meunier and Victoria Brasseur. They came to New Bedford Ma. sometime in the early 1900’s. I know nothing about why they left Canada and who my great grandparent were.
    My dad was born in St. Pie, Quebec in 1892 and grandad signed documents as Meunier dit Lapierre.

    Any information would be truly appreciated.
    Gloria Meunier Sandnborg, North Carolina.

    Comment by gloria Meunier | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Gloria:

      Who was your grandfather that signed Meunier dit LaPierre?

      Comment by Dale | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  4. Andre Mignier dit Lagace (1640-1727) and Jacquette Michel (1630-1710). Jacquette Michel was a “filles du roi” and a widow of Jean Gardin. Nothing more at this time.

    Comment by Michele Martin | August 27, 2011 | Reply

  5. Does anyone know the origins of the name “Timine”? It is in connection to French-Canadian ancestors.

    Comment by Diane | August 7, 2013 | Reply

  6. Pierre Meunier and Barbe Richaume (married Oct 12, 1675) were my relatives also. I have sons marrying: Francois Meunier Aug 3, 1711 Varennes, Quebec to Marguerite Ledoux. Their son Pierre Meunier was then married to Marie Ann Charon Feb. 25 1743 Vercheres, Quebec.

    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 5, 2014 | Reply

  7. Oh, I have Pierre Meunier (married in 1675) with father Bertrand Meunier married in Rennes, France to Madeleine Guibourd.
    For Barbe Richaume, her father was Pierre Richaume (married Sept. 16 1658) to Marthe Amus in Montreal, Quebec.
    Pierre Richaume’s parents were Simon Richaume and Catherine Belior.
    Marthe Amus parents were Marc Amus and Louise Brodeur

    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 5, 2014 | Reply

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