A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

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

Jean Beaudoin, Militiaman | A Portrait Gallery

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  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

BAST  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC] 

BRAS  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

CLOU [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON] 

G  … [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

O …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

W …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


External Links

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


September 14, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Is there a Cécile Beaudoin anywhere in your lines? She is my ggg grandmother, born about 1766 and married to Jacques Nouvion dit Sanscartier about 1793/1794. PLease – does anyone have a record of that marriage??? I have been searching for the marriage for 20 years.


    Comment by Kateri Dupuis | September 14, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri,
      Nice to hear from you again. I’ll take a look for that marriage when I get home and have access to my records – although I don’t recall this couple being in my database.
      By the way, last June we were discussing Kateri Tekakwitha and I did end up doing a little post about her this summer. Just type Kateri in the Search Box and you’ll see it.
      Talk to you later,


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | September 14, 2009 | Reply

      • I had read that she is getting closer to sainthood.

        I like your article on her.


        Comment by Kateri Dupuis | September 14, 2009 | Reply

        • I sent you a message by email but it bounced back.
          Can you give me the name of one or two of their children with spouses so that I can work backwards?
          Thank you,


          Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | September 14, 2009 | Reply

          • The email should have gone thru.

            Their children were: Jacques b. 9 Feb 1795, Marie Cécile b. 1 May 1797, Marie Hypolite b. 6 Oct. 1798, Jean Baptiste 17 Aug 1800, Joseph (from whom I am descended) b. 23 Sep. 1802, Marie Archange b. 8 Oct. 1804 and François Xavier b. 27 Aug. 1807. Except for M Cécile, they were all baptized at St. Roch L’Achigan. She was baptized at L’Assomption.

            My Joseph married Charlote Trudelle/Trudel 7 Aug. 1827 at L’Assomption.


            Comment by Kateri Dupuis | September 14, 2009

  2. Hi
    I was wondering if you could help me trace my ancestry back before my great grandfather Joseph Pierre Beaudoin b. 1859 in Montreal. My great grandmother was Pamelia Morse, from he US. I have been unable to trace any details of either of their parents.
    Many thanks for any sugestions.
    Michael Beaudoin
    Sydney, Australia

    Note from Evelyn: Replied via email.


    Comment by Michael Beaudoin | June 8, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Michael,

      We share the same great grandparents.
      I have information on Parmelia’s family, but am also struggling with JP Beaudoin’s parents.
      Happy to exchange any info.
      Christopher Gilbert


      Comment by Christopher Gilbert | February 12, 2017 | Reply

  3. Have you tried looking for that marriage in the Loiselle Marriage Index and its supplement? If not, and you are close enough to an LDS library, you can order the films from there.

    Do you know in which parish they were married?


    Comment by Kateri Dupuis | June 8, 2010 | Reply

  4. I have all the info on Marie Cecile Beaudoin going back several generations


    Comment by Judy Cartier | August 9, 2010 | Reply

    • OH my goodness – I have been searching for 25 years for her marriage. Where were they married and when???


      Comment by Kateri Dupuis | August 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. Hi my line is jacques, solon,jacques, germain,germain,ambroise, jean onesime and my grandfather joseph and my dad theodore.trying to figure out before jacques 1598 any help would be grateful.thanks ja net. Janaoconnor@hotmail.com


    Comment by janet beaudoin oconnor | November 13, 2013 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Please list the wives of the Jacques and Solon at the top of your tree.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 28, 2013 | Reply

  6. Hi, my grandfather was Joseph Eli Beaudoin and he was married to Marianne Charron. My mother was Antoinette their oldest daughter and I was wondering if you would know where they were married. I think it was about 1913.


    Comment by Antoinette Fisher | October 15, 2015 | Reply

  7. One of my relatives was Louis René beaudoin of Quebec Canada if anyone has any information on him u can reach me at (telephone number suppressed because not a good idea on the internet – to contact Hanna leave a comment – and I’ll pass on your message to her)


    Comment by Hanna Fellows | October 26, 2017 | Reply

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