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Natives, French Canadians, Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Viaus of Quebec

Jacques Viau / Lesperance | Marie-Madeleine Plouard

January 21st, 1670, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carginan-Salieres, Dugue]

Marie-Madeleine was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)

Jean Viau / Viaud | Francoise Provost

November 23rd, 1711, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-]

Joseph Viau / Laliberte | Marie Therese Boucher

February 2nd, 1761, St-Nicolas

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, La Reine, Montreuil]

Variations and associated surnames

Beausejour – Jeanbau – Jeanveau – Kauvreau

Laliberte – L’Esperance – Lesperance – Petronille – Saint-Mars

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Of Possible Interest

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Native related

Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) Surnames: Iroquois, Native American & European

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Paul Rufiange (m. Delima Viau), Marie Rose Rosanilda Rufiange

Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 2/3

Jean Baptiste Viau m. Catherine Duranceau: Ascendancy to Settlers Jean Viau m. Francoise Prevost | 1/2

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Adelard Filion and Rose-Alma Faubert

Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 61 – 80

Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Adelard Filion and Rose-Alma Faubert

Reader Query: A Dubois’ Maternal Roots In Kahnawake | Related Links

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | Q/R

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | T

Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) | Surnames: Boucher, Boudras, Bourget, Brosseau, Demers, Dorais, Jacobs, Laberge, Mallette, Mercier, Viau

… Of Mounties and Caughnawaga – A British descendant of the Quebec Favreaus looks for answers (1)

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | ANAI/AWIN

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | T


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!


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).

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