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French Canadian Pioneers: The Denis of Quebec

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Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Denis + Bonaventure, Filles du Roi, Fontaine, Lapierre, Laroche, Tourangeau LOCATIONS Quebec, L'Ange Gardien, Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Riviee St. Jean, Tours (France) | Vintage b/w photograph of Varenne, Quebec presbytery (Presbytère de Varennes)


Claude-Elisabeth Denis/ Denys/Bonaventure | Louise Marguerite Denys de la Ronde

November 25th, 1748, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Louis Denis / Fontaine  | Marguerite Sellerin

October 12th, 1671, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Saliere, Laubia]


Pierre (Jean) Denis/Lapierre | Marie Gaudin 

October 8th, 1687, L’Ange Gardien

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, Varennes]


Pierre-Corentin Denis / Denys / Quimper  | Marie-Madeleine Lizotte

January 19th, 1733, Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, Cavagnal]


Pierre Denis / Tourangeau | Marie Jeanne Laroche

January 28th, 1737, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Richard Denis De Fronsac | Anne Parabego

About 1680, Riviere-St-Jean (Acadie)

[Occ. Merchant]


Pierre Denis / Denys De La Ronde | Catherine Leneuf

August 23rd, 1655, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]


Simon Denis/ Denys De La Trinite | Jeanne Dubreuil

May 26th, 1628, Tours

[Occ. merchant]


Charles Denis/ Denys De Vitre | Catherine Lostelneau / de L’Espee

October 18th, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]

Catherine Lostelneau was a Fille du Roy (see 2nd note below).


Nicolas Denis/ Denys | Marguerite Lafitte

October 1st, 1642, La Rochelle

[Occ. merchant]


Jean Denis | Marie-Madeline Cousson

August 7th, 1695, Quebec

[Occ. settler]



Jacques Cailleteau de Champfleury  |  Francoise Denis / Denys

August 19th, 1664, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant]


Michel Leneuf  | Marguerite Denis

About 1665, La Rochelle

[Occ. settler]



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers 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!

Index: 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).

Catherine Lostelneau was a Fille du Roy. Catherine’s parents were Charles de L’Epee and Charlotte Bude. Her father was and Knight who was the Seigneur de Losteneau and captain of the Regiment des Gardes. Catherine was born about 1655 in Paris, France. She died or was buried on October 13th, 1698 in Quebec. [(Biographical notes in French)]


Catherine Lostelneau was a Fille du Roy. Catherine’s parents were Charles de L’Epee and Charlotte Bude. Her father was and Knight who was the Seigneur ...



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Iroquois Confederacy Surnames

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames | Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Census Records – Denis surname (and variations)

Becancour | Abenaki (1881)

Bersimis Escoumins | Innu, Montagnais (1921)

Cacouna | Maliseet (1901)

Cacouna | Maliseet (1921)

Fraserville | Maliseet (1881)

L’Annociation, Oka I.R. | (1921)

L’Annonciation | Iroquois, Algonquin (1901)

Maniwaki I.R., Kitigan, Zibi | Algonquin Anishinabeg (1911)

Oka | Iroquois Mohawk (1911)

St-Thomas-de-Pierreville | Abenaki (1881)

St Francois Reserve | Abenaki (1921)

St-Francois | Abenaki (1901)

Yamaska St Francois de Sales | Abenaki (1911)




Burnt Church, Eelground, Red Bank | Mi’kmaq (1921)

St Francois Reserve | Abenaki (1921)

Antigonish, Heatherton | Mi’kmaq (1901)



First Nations Marriages – Denis Surname (and variations)

ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

C …     [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

CARI    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DELM    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC] (Ontario = Dennis)

KANA ….  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

S …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]



External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

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

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History


Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 





Denis, Alexandre  | Theriault, Vitaline

Married: est.1870

Denis, Alexis  | Lagace/Mignier, Anne

Married: 18 Nov 1793 St Cuthbert de Berthier QC CAN

Denis, Joseph | Leger/Parisien, Marcelle

Married: 5 Feb 1850 Vaudreuil Vaudreuil-Soulange Monteregie QC CAN

Denis, Octave | Vinet, Louise

Married: est.1830

Denis/Quimper, Alexandre | Theriault, Nathalie

Married: 23 Apr 1844 L’Isle Verte Riviere-du-Loup Temiscouata QC CAN

Denis/Quimper, Francois | Roy/Desjardins, Josette

Married: 1810 La Pocatiere Kamouraska QC CAN

Denis/Quimper, Francois | Couturier, Rosalie

Married: 1835 St Pascal Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Denis/Quimper, Francois |  Theriault, Henriette

Married: 8 Aug 1866 Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Denis/Quimper, Joseph | Levesque, Anasthasie
Married: 1801 La Pocatiere Kamouraska Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN
Denis/Quimper, Joseph | Ouellet, Angelique
Married: 1831 St Pascal  KamouraskaQuebec CAN
Denis Quimper, Joseph | Theriault, Henriette

Married: 16 Jun 1856 St Eloi Riviere-du-Loup Temiscouata Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Denis/ Quimper, Joseph | Theriault, Leocadie

Married: 21 Feb 1882 L’Isle Verte Riviere-du-Loup Temiscouata  QC CAN

Denis/Quimper, Theophile | Cote, Georgiana

Married: 1875 St Paul de la Croix Riviere-du-Loup Temiscouata QC CAN

Denis/St Denis, Francois | Ranger, Rose

Married: 1776 Vaudreuil Vaudreuil-Soulange Monteregie QC CAN

Denis /St Denis, Jacques | Picard, Anne

Married: 1732 Lachine Island of Montreal QC CAN

Denis/St Denis, Jacques | Leger/Parisien, Eugene

Married: 10 Jan 1803 Les Cedres Soulanges QC CAN

Denis/St Denis, Michel | Leger/Parisien, Archange

Married: 10 Feb 1766 St Anne de Bellevue Montreal QC CN

Image Source:

McCord Museum, Varennes


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