A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Blais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

Anne Perrault was a Fille du Roi. Anne was born on November 17th, 1647 in Paris, France.


Gabriel Blais / Blay / St-Martin |  Marie-Anne Lesourd dit Duchesne

July 3rd, 1741, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Thomas Bertrand, Lise Dandonneau, Gérard Ratti


Pierre Blais / Isamen /Guisamen / Vivarais  |  Angelique Chatigny

January 17th, 1763, Pointe-Claire

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

Source: Researchers – Geneviève Blervacque, Roger Saumitou


Pierre Blais |  Anne Perrault / Perrot

October 12th, 1669, Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ.- labourer]  [Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]

Anne Perrault was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note).

Source: Researchers – Marcel Fournier, Marguerite Morisson, Serge Blais, Lise Dandonneau


Variations and associated surnames

Blai – Blay(e) – Blays – Bled – Bouchard

De la Faraudiere – Deble(d) – Etienne

Guizaman – Rouleau – Tousignan – Vivarais


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 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).

Anne Perrault was a Fille du Roi. Anne was born on November 17th, 1647 in Paris, France. Her parents were Jean Perrault and Jeanne Valta. Anne died or was buried in St.Jean (Ile d’Orlean, Quebec) on June 29th, 1688.



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Blais m. Cantin

Botting m. Blais, Quebec City

Blais in Portneuf, Quebec

Headstone: Aube, Ildea (m. Gonzague Blais) | Cimetier –  St-Joachim

Clement Dassylva & Marie Blais – Marriage act , 1871

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

Joseph Anglehart and Marie Anelkawine (Descendants: Gaspe to Gloucester)

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian



First Nations Census Records – Blais

Dalhousie | Mi’kmaq (1911)

Pic I.R. | Ojibway (1911)


First Nations Marriage Records – Blais

ASAI  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

LAUG   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [AB]


External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


Associations des Blais d’Amérique (Eng.) | Surname Association




Blais Grooms

Blais, Antoine | Charbonneau, Aimable

Married: 1765 Lavaltrie Berthier QC CAN

Blais, Antoine |  St Fil, Therese

Married: Est 1760

Blais, Augustin | Theriault, Genevieve

Married: 1785 Montmagny Chaudiere-Appalaches QC CAN

Blais, Edouard  | Lantin, Marie Archange

Married: 1839 Perce Gaspe QC CAN

Blais, Joseph | Cyr, Angelique

Married: 1811 Newport Perce Gaspe QC CAN

Blais, Paul Hypolite|  Huard, Marie

Married: 30 Jul 1849 Perce Gaspe QC CAN

Blais, Wilfrid  | Lagace / Mignier, Claire

Married: 24 Jan 1910 St Leon Rimouski QC CAN




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  1. PIERRE BLAIS was born on November 26, 1639 in Chef-Boutonne, Noirt, Poitu, France OR Angouleme, Angoumois, France to Mathurin Blais and Francoise Pénigaud DE DAM.
    He was baptised at the Church St. Hilaire in Hanc, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France. The Romanesque church was origionally built in 1039 and is mentioned in the cartulary of St. Jean d”Angely. The church was partially demolished in 1789. Pierre was a Laborer. On May 25, 1664, aged 24, he immigrated to New France. (Pierre married twice. He was married to Anne Perrault on October 12, 2669 in Ste-Famille, I’le d’Orleans, Quebec, Canada. and also to Elisabeth-Isabelle-Marie Royer.)Other records indicate that he was born in Hanc (Deux-Sèvres, Angoulême, France), and raised in the Parish of Hanc near Melleran, also in Angouleme. He came to Ste-Famille and Saint-Jean (Ile d’Orleans) per census of 1667 and was living on Ile D’Orleans (on the St. Lawrence). Among his friends living on the island were Jacques Tardif, Martin Poisson, and Francois Marceau.
    1.Pierre Blais, b. March 4, 1672, baptized March 16, 1672, d. March 17, 1672
    2.Pierre Blais, b: Feb 1673 in Saint Famille Ile of Orleans Quebec Canada c: 18 Feb 1673 (married to Francoise Beaudoin),
    3.Marie-Anne Blais, b. 19 Mar 1675 in Ste Famille Ile d’Orleans Quebec Canada c: 9 Jun 1675 in Ste Famille Ile D’orleans Quebec Canada (married to Jean Guillemet),
    5.Antoine Blais, b: Feb 1677 c: 25 Feb 1677 (married to Jeanne Lamy),
    6.Joseph Blais, 1678
    7.Jacques Blais, b: Apr 1682 c: 8 Apr 1682 (married to Louise Angelique Cartier),
    8.Jean Blais, b: 1685 c: 2 Nov 1685 (married to Geneviève Martin) and
    9.Marguerite-Ursule Blais, b: 30 Jun 1688 in St Jean de l’Ile d’Orlans Montmorency Qc, (married to Stephen Lamy).
    10.Martin Blais b: Aug 1670 c: 28 Aug 1670
    Anne died in childbirth on June 29, 1688 and was buried the next day in the cemetary at Saint Jean, at about 45 years of age.


    Comment by Michele | January 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thank you for leaving this extra information. My husband is trying to do some family history, he is a descendant of Jean Blais (child number 8, according to the comment), and its always wonderful to learn more details that are more than names and dates.


    Comment by calinaiblay@gmail.com | June 22, 2014 | Reply

    • I have yet to find a pic of their graves on line. I found they were buried in St Jean cemetery. I did visit his commemorative monument.
      If you have found info on their grave sites please reply.
      Regards, Gary Blais


      Comment by Gary Blais | September 5, 2017 | Reply

  3. Absolutely wonderful! Pierre Blais and Anne Perreault. I will want to touch their headstones and be even more amazed.


    Comment by Alexandre Blais | January 18, 2016 | Reply

  4. I am related to Pierre Blais and Anne Perreault.


    Comment by Kim Warner | January 30, 2021 | Reply

  5. I’ve been told that I am a descendent of Pierre Blais and Anne Perrault. I cannot seem to find a direct link, with all the research I’ve done. How can this be verified?


    Comment by Cecile Rose Lamy Uhry | April 12, 2021 | Reply

    • Hello Cecile, You would need to climb your family tree beginning with your generation and working backwards. If you can arrive back at the 1901 census and can verify who the couple from that period are, then you should be able to make your way back.
      Good luck with your search,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 12, 2021 | Reply

      • Thank You for all your valuable information on the Sivret family


        Comment by Deb | May 2, 2021 | Reply

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