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French Canadian Pioneers: The Therriens of Quebec

 Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Therrien + Allaire, Rigaud, Therrien Kahnawake, Therrien Native Mohawk Iroquois LOCATIONS: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec | Map extract of New Brance that includes Trois-Rivieres


Jean Terrien / Du Ponceau  | Judith Rigaud

January 26th, 1667, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]   [Baptismal record]


Jean Allaire | Perrine Therrien

December 12th, 1662, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage [Baptismal record]



Variations and assorted surnames

Duhaime  –   Konwatsitsiaiani

Tarien  –  Ter(r)ien  –  Terrein  –  Therien


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec 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!




Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Therrien/Bibeau of St-Gabriel- Brandon (Quebec)

Evelyn in Montreal: Castonguay m. Therrien, 1855

Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) Surnames: Iroquois, Native American & European

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Marriage Records – Therrien Surname

AION   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

LAHO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

MICE  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

SNOW  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

THAN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


Historical Newspaper Clippings

The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames:  … Therrien, Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, sr., Trudeau, Boulrice, Champagne, Giroux, jr., Duranceau


External Links

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



October 19, 2009 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , ,


  1. Bonjour. Je me demande pourquoi mon ancêtre Pierre Terrien, né vers 1640 à La Jarne, près de La Rochelle en Aunis, qui est arrivé à Québec en 1656, a épousé Gabrielle Migneau en 1670 puis s’est installé à St-Jean sur l’Ile d’Orléans, où une plaque commémorative de “Nos Aïeux” est installée sur sa terre n’apparaît pas. Preuve qu’il est venu et a eu une descendance jusqu’à moi 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Francine Therrien | October 8, 2019 | Reply

    • Bonjour Francine,
      En ce moment j’ajoute les pionniers quand le nom apparait sur mon site. J’ajoute seulement ceux qui se trouve dans le Fichier Origine cars je n’aurai pas le temps d’examiner tout les sources individuellement.
      Eventuellement quand j’ai fini de transcrire tous les mariages autochtones je retournerai a ajouter les autres pionniers qui manquant.
      Merci pour votre commentaire!


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | October 8, 2019 | Reply

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