A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Legers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Quebec first settlers | Leger surname | Troupes de la Marine |


Cesar Leger | Roberte Gadois

May 22, 1644, Quebec [Notre-Dame)

[Occ. master tailor]


Jean Leger / Richelieu | Marguerite Marchand

December 11th, 1726, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Surgeon]  [Genealogical notes + primary document – French]


Jean Leger / Liger / Lajeunesse | Anne Marguerite Forestier dit Fortier

January 7th, 1711, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Levellers]


Jean Leger de Lagrange | Marie-Louise Fauvel

November 3rd, 1691, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. surgeon]


Maurice Leger / Averty  | Marie Churlot

April 25th, 1685, Boucherville

[Occ. military]  [Genealogical notes + primary document – French]


Pierre Leger / Liger / Lajeunesse | Anne-Marguerite Forestier dit Fortier

January 7th, 1711, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Levilliers]

[Baptismal record]



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers of QuebecEarly French Canadian Pioneer 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

Index: Legers | France – Acadie –  QC – NB

Index: Headstones of St.Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

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

Index: St-Joachim Cemetery – Bertrand

They Passed Through Kahnawake: John Forbes and Octavie Leger

Handly/Hanley ….. Leger m. Hanley, Rebecca

Leger Marriages Extracted From A Canadian Family Tree (1)


First Nations Census Records – Leger(e) Surname

Fond du Lac | Chipeweyan, Metis (1911)



External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


Maison Gabriel | Doctor or surgeon, what is the difference?

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 



Image source:

Canadian War Museum

April 19, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , , , , ,


  1. Bonjour,
    I think i spelled it right but, unfortunately, that is about the only french i know. I hail from Southwest Louisiana and am a cousin of yours. I just found out tonight that I decend from Jacques Dit Larosette. Your sibling is Jacques Leger of Jacques and Madeline and mine is Jean of Jacques and Madeline. I am sitting here 205 miles away from my brother in 2009 when it would take me 3 hours to get their. Our ancestors lived over 18000 miles away from each other in the in the 1700’s. It is hard to fathom. Well long story short I thought it was cool I found you and wanted to tell my cousin Bonjour.


    Comment by Adam Leger | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi-

    Lucy Leger, whom I believe is my great-great grandmother, is buried in Leicester (Cherry Valley area), Massachusetts. I do not know who she married, nor her antecedents, but am hoping to find out. Family rumor is that Lucy was the ancestor who came from Quebec, Candada. She was (I assume, as she is buried right next to them)the mother of Adele Leger who married Octave Bertrand. I know for a fact that Adele Leger was my great-grandmother. Adele Leger Bertrand was the mother of my grandmother, who was Clara Bertrand Dumas. If anyone can help me with information about Lucy Leger and her antecedents, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Virginia Dumas

    Note from Evelyn: Will be answering privately


    Comment by Virginia Dumas | August 11, 2010 | Reply

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