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French Canadian Pioneers: The Dufresnes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Dufresne + Berrin, Berson, Fauconnier, Filles du Roi, Jette, Patin, Perillard, Petitot LOCATIONS: Montreal, St-Jean-Francois-Regis, Quebec, Dieppe, Montreal | Ste-Emilie-d- l'Energie | Magasin L. Dufresne


Antoine (Nicolas) Dufresne / St-Antoine | Jeanne Fauconnier

December 5th, 1668, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carignan-Salieres, La Fredyere]

[Baptismal record]

Jeanne Fauconnier was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Jacques Dufresne / Legrand  |   Marie-Madeleine Provost

November 4th, 1760, St-Jean-Francois-Regis (St-Philippe)

[Occ. military, Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon, Du Coin]

[Baptismal record]

Jean-Louis Dufresne / Dufrenay / St. Louis  |  Marie-Ursule Petitot

November 17th, 1750  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Genealogical notes – French]

Julien Dufresne / Bouin |  Marguerite Berrin

July 2nd, 1675,  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carignan-Salieres, Colonelle]

[Primary document]

Marguerite Berrin was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Luc Dufresne |  Marie-Josephe Jette

April 26th, 1729, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. -]

Nicolas Dufresne / Janvrin |  Marie-Madeleine Berson

January 17th, 1689, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.]  [Baptismal record]

Pierre Dufresne |   Anne Patin

February 8th, 1655, Dieppe (St-Remy)

[Occ. sailor]

Pierre Dufresne / Dufresnay / Freney  | Marie-Catherine Perillard

October 3rd, 1763, Montreal (Notre-Dame)


Pierre Dufresne / Dufrenay / St-Louis | Marie-Ursule Petitot

November 17th, 1750, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant & carbaretier]

Nicolas Dufresne / Janvrin / Jenvrin |  Marie-Madeleine Berson

January 17th, 1689, Quebec (Notre-Dame)




Jean Letourneau  |  Anne-Francoise Dufresne

April 18th, 1673, Ste-Famille (Ile-d’Orleans)



Variations and associated surnames

Beaulieu – Beloni  – Blouin  – Boin  – Bonin  –

Bouin  – Dolbec  – Dufraisne  – Dufrene  – Fournier  – Gouin

Guon  – Hilaire  – Janvrin – Jenvrin  – Laglanderie

Laurin  – Paradis  – Pineau  – Rivard  – Thunay  – Vernas  – Vernat



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 these 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).

Jeanne Fauconnier was a Fille du Roi. She was born about 1651 and was from Orleans (Loire, France). Her parents were Antoine Fauconnier and Jeanne Puinin (also known as Pivin or Perlin on later documents). Jeanne Fauconnier died or was buried on February 14th, 1700 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec. [for Quebec information see above]

Marguerite Berrin was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Pierre Berrin and Louise Amblard. Marguerit was born in St-Jean-enGreve parish in Paris.




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