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French Canadian Pioneers: The Blanchards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Marie Blanchard was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Jean Blanchard and Martine Le Bas. She was born and baptized on January 15th, 1647.

Alexandre Blanchard | Marie-Angelique Charon dit Laferriere

September 21st, 1727, St-Pierre (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. -]  [Baptismal record]

Etienne Blanchard / Berichon | Marie Jouet

August 16th, 1771, Lachenaie (St-Charles)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Berry, Milhau]

[Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]

Francois Blanchard | Marie-Josephe Prudhomme

July 4th, 1757, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. labourer (beef cattle)]  [Baptismal record]

Francois Blanchard | Marie-Josephe Robin

August 30th, 1762, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]

Julien Blanchard | Marie-Louise Lacroix

January 24th, 1773  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator]  [Genealogical notes – French]

Louis (Louis-Rene) Blanchard / Duval | Charlotte De Noyes

November 10th, 1728, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc, Matissart]

Mathieu Brunet | Marie Blanchard

April 16th, 1646, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Marie Blanchard was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Variations or associated surnames

Belleville  – Dorval  – Hilaire  – Houle  – Hubert  – Larose

Lasablonniere  – Norert  – Petrin  – Rainaud  – Raymond

Raynaud  – Renaud  – Renault  – Richer  – St-Quentin

Thuraine  – Turelle  – Turenne

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 those particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!

Filles du Roi is the name that’s been given to about 700/800 women who emigrated from France to Quebec in the middle of the 17th century. They were called the King’s Daughters because Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fille received her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Marie Blanchard was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Jean Blanchard and Martine Le Bas. She was born and baptized on January 15th, 1647. The family was from Rouen (St-Nicaise Parish), France.  Marie died or was buried in Lachine, Quebec on July 29th, 1722. [Marie’s baptismal record]  [for Quebec information see above]

Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Headstones of St.Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Ste-Anne-du-Bocage – Caraquet | Catholic

Index: St.Simon & St.Jude Cemetery

The Blanchards of Caraquet

The Blanchards of Shippegan

The Acadian Blanchards of Caraquet

Epicerie Blanchard of Caraquet

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian

First Nations Census Records – Blanchard Surname

Macdonald  |  Portage La Prairie k-13  June 2021

First Nations Marriage Records – Blanchard Surname

M …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Berry

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Berry, 1757-1760 | | Access Heritage 

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 


Blanchard grooms

Blanchard, Antoine | Theriault, Elisabeth
Married: 1707 Port Royale Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Augustin Gauthier, Melanie
Married: 22 Sep 1919 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Charles | Girouard, Madeleine
Married: 3 Jan 1718 Port Royale Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Hubert | Poirier, Emilie
Married: 1858 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Hyacinthe | Theriault, Odile
Married: Bef 1884
Blanchard, Isidore | Leger, Isabelle
Married: 1791 Caraquet Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Isidore Thadee | Theriault, Julienne
Married: 14 Oct 1822 Caraquet Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Martin | Guilbeau, Marguerite
Married: Abt 1720
Blanchard, Olivier | Admirault, Catherine
Married: Abt 1752 NB CAN
Blanchard, Prosper | Poirier, Angele
Married: 1869 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Rene | Landry, Anne
Married: 9 Jul 1726 Les Mines Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Rene | Theriault, Marguerite
Married: 1726 Grand Pre Acadie NS CAN

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  1. I think you have a wonderful site, and am so happy I stumbled on to it. I was happy to see my ancestors Etienne Blanchard and Marie Jouet listed as “early French Canadian pioneers of Canada”. I have been researching Etienne Blanchard for many years, and have been lucky to obtain a lot of information on him and his family. I was lucky to find a article (in French) on Etienne in a recent issue of Memories a genealogical publication from Montreal. I have been trying to translate the article, but have not made much progress. I enjoy your information on postcards. I try to reunite people with old photographs and postcards i come across at flea markets and garage sales. I have been successful on a few occasions. Sorry to ramble on. Keep up the good work


    Comment by Gerard Blanchard | January 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well as i really dont know where my family originated from ..my family tree goes back almost a hundred years on the. Great Northern Peninsula .of Newfoundland.Canada ..we are the only family on the north east coast ..of the old french shores…any genetic or records of any kind would be great.


    Comment by Conrad Blanchard | August 28, 2012 | Reply

  3. The Acadians Blanchard actually descend from Jean Blanchard and Radegonde Lambert. One of their sons was Guillaume Blanchard (1650-1714) and Huguette Gougeon (1655-1717). They had 12 children. Here is the explanation provided by Stephen A White (Dictionnaire généalogique des Familles Acadiennes):

    BLANCHARD, Jean, came from France with his wife, according to Jean LeBlanc, husband of his great-granddaughter Françoise Blanchard (Doc. inéd., Vol. III, p. 43). The deposition of Françoise’s nephews Joseph and Simon-Pierre Trahan is to the same effect (ibid., p. 123). Both depositions mistakenly give Guillaume as the ancestor’s given name. Jean LeBlanc’s makes an additional error regarding the name of Jean Blanchard’s wife, calling her Huguette Poirier. The censuses of 1671 and 1686 meanwhile clearly show that she was named Radegonde Lambert (see DGFA-1, pp. 143-144). The source of these errors is probably a simple confusion arising from the fact that Jean LeBlanc’s wife’s grandfather Martin Blanchard had a brother Guillaume who was married to a woman named Huguette, as this writer explained in an article published in 1984 (SHA, Vol. XV, pp. 116-117). This Huguette was not named Poirier, however, but Gougeon, although her mother, Jeanne Chebrat, had married a man named Jean Poirier before she wed Huguette’s father Antoine Gougeon, and all her male-line descendants in Acadia were Poiriers. Unfortunately, we do not know just what questions Jean LeBlanc asked in trying to establish the Blanchard lineage, but he might certainly have had the impression that Huguette was a Poirier from the fact that so many of her relatives were Poiriers, including her grandnephew Joseph, who was also on Belle-Île in 1767.


    Comment by Denise Blanchard | June 28, 2015 | Reply

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