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French Canadian Pioneers: The Thibaults of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Thibault + . Bourguignon, Caillaud, Cailloux, Filles du Roi, Lefebvre, Saint Ours, St Ours, Thibault Native Metis LOCATIONS: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, Chanplain, Montreal, Ste-Famille | Vintage postcard, J.F. Thibault's Hotel and cabins in Ste-Rose du Degele in Temiscamingue


Denis Thibault  |  Andree Caillaud

August 13th, 1669, Ste-Famille (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. carpenter]

Francois Thibault  |  Elisabeth-Agnes Lefebvre

October 14th, 1670, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

[Occ. servant]  [Baptismal record]


Guillaume Thibault / Thibauld  |  Marie-Madeleine Lefrancois

January 11th, 1655 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. baker]  [Baptismal record]


Louis-Paul  Thibault  |  Therese de Saint-Ours

November 17th, 1760, Champlain

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Bearn, Bernard]

[Baptismal record]


Jean Milot dit Le Bourguignon  | Mathurine Thibault

November 26th, 1663, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

Mathurine Thibault was a Fille du Roy (see 2nd note below).



Associated surnames and variations

Grandbois – Joly – Labbe – Lalochetiere – Lavoie – L’eveille(e)

St-Jean – Serat – Thibaut – Thibeault – Tibault


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!


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).

Mathurine Thibault was a Fille du Roy. She was born about 1634 in Saumur, France to Etienne Thibault and Jeanne de Lamothe. She died in the Lachine Massacre on August 5th, 1689.




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

Evelyn in Montreal: Chartrand m. Thibault, 1825

Historical Document: Michel Megne & Angelique Thibault, Marriage

Index: Rice Family of Caughnawaga Visual Dictionary

Delphis Thibault m. Emma Scholastique Rice

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


Thibault | Metis, Iroquois, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, French  Feb 2021



External Links

Bearn Infanterie | Kronoskaf 

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Bearn


Maison Gabriel | Sixth Episode Give us this day our daily bread

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 




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  1. Marguerite Thibault married Nicholas Boucault and they had a daughter Jeanne Boucault who married Louis Colomba Sept 30 1670 at Ste. Famaile.
    Their daughter, Jeanne Colomba married Charles Paquet on Feb. 1 1694


    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  2. looking for any information ( family genealogy) on Louis Thibault and Marie Agnes Jones Louisville Que

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Glen Forgie | September 25, 2014 | Reply

    • I am a great great granddaughter of Mary Jones and Louis Thibault through their daughter Caroline. I have a copy of their marriage record from 1855 in Gracefield PQ in the Gatineau Valley. I can’t find anything about the Jones origins though. On census records she consistently claimed Ontario birth from Quebec born parents.


      Comment by Cynthia Silver | July 8, 2016 | Reply

    • Glen forgie. Are you the person looking for info on louis thibault and mary jones. My great great grandparents. Looking for more about Mary Jones.

      Cynthia Silver


      Comment by ceenan | September 26, 2017 | Reply

      • Hello Cynthia,
        This is Evelyn. Are you looking for particular information? If so you can leave your question with whatever information you already have.


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 27, 2017 | Reply

        • Hello Evelyn. Yes I’m the eldest son of Claudette and Norman I also have hit a wall with the search of Louis Thibault and Mary Jones I have left several messages but they seem not to reach anyone. I have tried Mary Agnes Jones, Mary Jones and Mary Agnes Foubert It seems to go nowhere.

          Thank you Glen Forgie


          Comment by Glen Forgie | February 11, 2021 | Reply

    • If your parents are Norman and Claudette then I’ve traced your line back to Napoleon Thibault son of Louis Thibault and Mary Jones. Napoleon Thibault was my great grandmother Caroline Thibault Rousson’s brother. I’ve hit a wall at Mary Jones but have found documents that refer to her as Marie Foubert. Napoleon was an informant at the death/burial of his mother and the name Agnes shows up.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Cynthia Silver | November 25, 2018 | Reply

  3. Hello Cynthia and Evelyn through DNA testing before Louis Thibault and Marie Jones, there was Joseph Francois Thibault and Euphemie Banville. Euphemie was born in Oct 8 1808, and Joseph in 1800. They had more than 10 children, from there we have to search.


    Comment by Glen Forgie | February 25, 2021 | Reply

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