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French Canadian Pioneers: The Brochus of Quebec

Brochu Family Tree | Quebec Brochu Genealogy | Historic Image

Jean Brochu / Lafontaine |    Nicole Saulnier

October 28th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. carpenter]

Nicole was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note)

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Variations or associated surnames

Brochu, Lafontaine, Lebrichu

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Related Posts:

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Acadian & French-Canadian

The New Midgets Palace (Pt.3/3) | Count and Countess Nicol of Montreal

Theriault Marriages Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (4) | Theriault, Jacob to Theriault, Luke


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).

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