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French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudoins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


traditional Quebec home with farming family in front yard next to vegetable garden


Henri Beaudoin/Bodin  |  Marie-Angelique Allard

July 30th, 1770, Mascouche

[Occ. Master tanner]


Jacques Beaudoin  |  Francoise Durand

March 24th, 1671, Ile-d’Orleans

[Occ. servant|


Jean Beaudoin |  Noelle Landeau

August 12th, 1659, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. Labourer]  [Baptismal record]

Rene Beaudoin  |  Marie Raclot

October 12th, 1671, Champlain

[Occ. settler]

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


Severin Ameau dit Saint-Severin  |  Madeleine Beaudoin

February 7th, 1662, Trois-Rivieres  [Baptismal record]

Pierre Hanard | Marie Beaudoin

January 30th, 1663 Dieppe (St-Jacques)

[Occ. settler]



Variations or associated surnames

Baudoin – Baudouin – Beaudouin

Bergeron – Bodin – Bodouin – Courcival

Gervais – Lapommeraye – St-Antoine


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).

Marie Raclot was a Fille du Roi. Marie’s parents were Bon Raclot and Marie Vienot. She was baptized on February 2nd, 1657 in Chaumont-de-Bassigny, France. Her father was a merchant. She died before January 26th, 1697. [Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]




Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

A – B – C | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Jean Beaudoin, Militiaman | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Beaudoin m. Ashley | Evelyn in Montreal

Beaudoin m. Morin, 1886

Lacroix m. Beaudoin | Evelyn in Montreal

Antoine Ascelin & Elizabeth Commandant (Maniwaki)

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Census Records – Beaudoin Surname

Maniwaki | Algonquin (1901)

Maniwaki I.R. | Algonquin (1921)


First Nations Marriage Records – Beaudoin Surname

ASAI – AZZI | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

BLANC – BUSC | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

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

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


External Links

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


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Beaudoin m. Morin, 1886 | Evelyn in Montreal

Kevin Chagnot had wanted to know about his great great grandparents Charles and Delvina Beaudoin who had emmigrated from Montreal around 1901. Kevin’s grandmother was Jeannette Beaudoin (m. Koelsch). Continue reading

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