A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Cauchons of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Cauchon + Abraham, Gagnon, Langlois, Miville, Tardif LOCATIONS: Chateau-Richer, Dieppe,(France), Quebec, Ile d'Orelans | Jacques Cauchon, Canadian


Jacques Cauchon / Lamothe  | Barbe-Delphine Tardif

November 23rd, 1661, Chateau-Richer

[Occ. settler, arrived with his parents]

Jean Cauchon | Marguerite Cointerel

about 1619, Dieppe (Siene-Maritime)

[Occ. settler, arrived with his family]

Jean Cauchon | Madeleine Miville

November 20th, 1652, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler, arrived with his father]

Rene Cauchon / Laverdiere | Anne Langlois

November 10th, 1670, Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. mil., surgeon, Carignan-Salieres]

[Baptismal record]

Anne Langlois was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


Jean Gagnon /  Marguerite Cauchon

July 29th, 1640, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler arrived with his mother]


Variations or associated surnames

Achon  – Blery  – Casse

Cochon  – Desrivieres –

Lafontaine – Lamother – Lauverdiere

Lavallee  – Lavalliere – Laver – Laverdiere


This series of Early French Canadian PioneersEarly 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).

Anne Langlois was a Fille du Roi. She was born on April 14th, 1652 and baptized two days later. Her parents were Philippe Langlois (a mason) and Marie Binet. Anne died or was buried in St. Jean on Ile-d’Orleans on December 6th, 1724. [Parents’ marriage record]




Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History


Maison Gabriel | Doctor or surgeon, what is the difference?

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 

Maison Gabriel | Stone and Brick



December 21, 2011 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Joseph was my grandmothers side of the family… Is this the same strongman?


    Comment by Elezabeth Cameron | December 21, 2011 | Reply

    • Dear Elezabeth Cameron.
      Are you related to the Camerons that are related to the Downes in the Eastern townships and Mabou N.S.? If so e-mail me at adownes4@cogeco.ca


      Comment by Andre Downes | December 21, 2011 | Reply

      • No it is my ex husband’s name.. and it is related to the Camerons that own the bar… not the other clan… and that is all I know. There were 2 clans one in the main area where most of the clan are involved in liquor distillation and distribution and one out in the open land more known for their fighting and hunting skills. Although they share the tartan and history they are two different lines.


        Comment by Elezabeth Cameron | December 22, 2011 | Reply

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