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July 4, 2009 Posted by | . | , | 4 Comments

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Lapointes of Quebec

Early French-Canadian Pioneers


Quebec City pioneers | Lapointe surname


Jean Lapointe / Clement | Madeleine Surget

September 28th, 1659, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler ]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Geneviève Brisson


Nicolas Lapointe / Audet | Madeleine Despres

September 15th, 1670, Ste-Famille (Ile-d’Orleans]

[Occ. porter to Msgr. Laval]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Marie Germe, Guy St-Hilaire


Pierre Lapointe /  Desautels | Marie Remy

January 11th, 1666, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage]   [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Robert Rouleau, Josée Tétreault, Lise Dandonneau, Roger LeBlanc


Pierre Lapointe /  Tousignant | Marie-Madeleine Philippe

October 17th, 1668  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, Poitou]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Charles Tousignan



This series of Early 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!



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First Nations Census Records – Lapointe Surname

Caughnawaga I.R. | Iroquois, Mohawk (1921)


First Nations Marriage Records – Lapointe Surname

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

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

L ..  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Upd.

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

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

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


Historical Newspaper Clippings

Fishermen Make Gruesome Catch (1932) | Surnames: Jacobs, Jock, Lapointe


External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History


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


Audet dit Lapointe (French) | Surname Association 




July 4, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

They Worked Hard For The Family: Gaspesian Fishermen

When most people think of Quebec’s ethnic make-up,  they think first of French-speaking, Catholic Quebeckers – and theycertainly makes up the overwhelming majority of early settlers. However, Quebec also had settlers of British origin (English, Scottish and Irish), and among these there was a substantial group of Anglo-Normans from the Channel Islands. These Channel Islanders settled on the Quebec and New Brunswick coasts of the Baie des Chaleurs (Chaleurs Bay) and they were there to get something that the Europeans of the time desperately wanted – codfish!

One of these Channel Islanders was my ancestor – Philippe Luce of Jersey – and as I don’t have any photographs of him I’ve decided to share this vintage postcard of fishermen on the beach splitting codfish near the now famous tourist destination of Perce Rock.

Splitting Codfish, Perce (Quebec)

Splitting Codfish, Perce, Quebec


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July 4, 2009 Posted by | . | , , | 6 Comments