A Canadian Family

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Parents of Quebec

 Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers



Mathurin Parent | Jeanne Boucher

January 12th, 1688

[Occ. master carpenter]

[Baptismal record]

Gabriel Parent / Hedou | Marguerite Boucher

June 10th, 1754, Kamouraska


Michel Parent / Parisien | Marie-Anne Benoit dit Laforest

June 30th, 1692, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. master carpenter]   [Genealogy notes]


Associated surnames and variations

Lambert – Masse – Parant – Rabellant


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!


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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

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Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | BELLEMARE – BUSCHER


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  1. I am in the very early stages of researching my Masse ancestors from Canada (Hermingulias Masse born 1840 in Canada and died 1912 Troy, NY). Any information on “Masse” would be appreciated


    Comment by C. Taddune | February 17, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Was Hermingulias Masse married in Canada or the United States? And what was his wife’s name?
      Thank you,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 17, 2018 | Reply

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