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French-Canadian Pioneers: The Meuniers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

St-Antoine-de-Tilly Pioneers | Meunier surname


Charles Meunier / Le Meignan / Duval | Anne Pavlot

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, Dorvilliers]


Charles-Louis Meunier / Munier | Marie-Marguerite Vacherie

November 24th, 1750 Chateau-d’Oleron (Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption)

[Occ. mil., Troupes de la Marine, cie Nouvelle]


Francois Meunier / Lemousnier  |  Angelique Jacob

February 18th, 1692  L’Ange-Gardien

[Occ., settler, arrived with this parents] [Baptismal record]


Francois Meunier / Meusnier / Lapierre | Marguerite Migneron

July 8th, 1671 Sillery

[Occ. ferrandinier (cloth-worker, poss. silk]


Gaspard Meunier | Madeleine Poupart 

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

[Occ. salt smugger, see link below]


Mathurin Meunier / Le Mousnier | Francoise Fafard

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

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]


Pierre Meunier / Lapierre | Barbe Richaume

October 12th, 1675, Montreal

[Occ. servant, Sulpicians]


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

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

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc]


Jacques Hude | Marie Meunier / Mousnier

November 22nd, 1657 Ars-en-Re (Charente-Maritime, France)

[Occ. settler couple, arrived together]


Sebastien Odiau | Marie Monier / Lemonnier

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

[Occ. butcher, merchant]



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


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from these particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Lagace/Mignier Marriages (1) | Lagace/Mignier, Abraham to Bruno

Joseph Boileau m. Sophie Minier (Meunier/Mignier/Lagace), Pt.1

Some Lagasses of Maine / Massachusetts / New Hampshire

An Acadian In Caughnawaga: Charles-Gedeon Giasson/Chiasson


First Nations Census Records – Meunier Surname

Lac Sainte-Anne | Cree Mixed, Iroquois Mixed (1901)  newly indexed


First Nations Marriages – Meunier Surname

G …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

J …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

MEGA …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Dec 2020

PIGE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

SIMO …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


External Links

Languedoc Infanterie | Kronoskoff

Siege of Quebec |  Colonial Troops  |  Languedoc 

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760 | Access Heritage

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


Deportation of Salt-Smugglers to Nouvelle France

Maison Gabriel | Working as a butcher in New France

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 


April 6, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , ,


  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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