A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

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

[Occ. settler]

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!

Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

First Nations Census Records – Parent Surname


Algoma  | Michipicoten River  (1901)  March 2021

Algoma East  |  Manitowaning I.R.  (1911)

Mattawan Town 0(1)-1  (1901)  June 2021

First Nations Marriage Records – Parent Surname

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

P …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC] 

External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops | Royal-Roussillon

Royal Roussillon Infanterie | Kronoskoff 

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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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