A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Begins of Quebec

 Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Capitaine Victor Begin | Northwest Territories | Source: BNQ Archives


Louis Begin  | Jeanne Durand

October 15th, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Lise Dandonneau


Variations and associated surnames

dit Bourassa


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!



Begins in the Archives  The photograph  above appeared in Le Monde Illustre (1900) which you can consult diretly at Quebec’s Bibliotheque Nationale. In  a short note that accompanies the photograph, it states that a Victor Begin was the only French Canadian officer serving in the North West Mounted Police. and he had been with them  for 15 years. If you would like to know a bit more, please consult the Skagway Historical Society which has posted a brief  biography of  Joseph Victor Begin.




Related Posts

 Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Evelyn in Montreal: Begin m. Champagne, Beauceville, Quebec

Index: The Innu Montagnais Naskapi in Canadian Census Records

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian


First Nations Census Records – Begin Surname

Pointe Blene | Innu, Montagnais, Abenaki, Algonquin (1911)


First Nations Marriage Records – Marriage Records

BABA – BELLE | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

CLOU – CYRI | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

NAAS – NILS | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]



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  1. I am related to the Begin family on my Mother’s side, my Gramma was Marie-Anne Begin, daughter of Charles Begin & Emma Lejeune (from St Camille de Lelis), thus, I am directly descended from Jacques Begin & Diane Meloque; amongst others


    Comment by Michel Jolin | January 16, 2012 | Reply

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