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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Marchands of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Marchand + Bouchard, Groleau, Guatreau, Labauve, Leneuf, Levasseur, Marchand Kahnawake, Marchand Native Metis, Marchand Native Mi'kmaq, Morineau, Robutel, Rocheron, Sauvage LOCATIONS: Montreal, Quebec, Acadie, Cap-St-Ignace, St-Martin-de-Re, Pointe-de-Levy, Baie-St-Paul | Historic view of Cap St. Ignace - the eastern part of the village in 1894


Constant Marchand / de Lignery  | Anne-Francoise Robutel

November 19th, 1691, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Francois Marchand | Madeleine Groleau

September 30th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.  Engage]

Madeleine Groleau was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


Georges Marchand / Le Marchand  | Marie-Ursule Labauve

July 14th, 1733, St-Pierre-du-Nord (Acadia)

[Occ. farmer]


Jacques Marchand  | Marguerite Guatreau

August 1st, 1699, Cap-St-Ignace

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]


Louis Marchand  |  Francoise Morineau

About 1644, St-Martin-de-Re (France)

[Occ. settler, arrived with wife]  [Baptismal record]


Louis Marchand  | Genevieve Rocheron dit Rochon

June 16th, 1693, Pointe-de-Levy

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]


Nicolas Marchand  / Lemarchand | Charlotte Bouchard

April 30th, 1759, Baie-St-Paul

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

[Baptismal record]


Pierre Marchand | Marie Sauvage

November 13th, 1740, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. Forges du St-Maurice – see link below]


Pierre (Pierre-Louis) Marchand | Marguerite Noel

November 21st, 1740, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]



Honore Martel dit Lamontagne | Marie Marchand

November 3rd, 1707, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]


Laurent Levasseur  | Marie Marchand

April 30th, 1670, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage, servant]


Mathieu Leneuf | Jeanne Marchand  / Lemarchand

December 5th, 1599, Caen

[Occ. settler]



Marchand Variations and Associated Surnames

 Albert  –  Barbezieux –  Bélanger  –  DeLignery  – Fiset  – George

Germain  –  Harrry  –  Lamazure  –  Lapierre  –  Laramée  – Lebon –  Lemarchand

Mamazure – Marchant – Marichaud – Ménard



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).

Madeleine Groleau was a Fille du Roi. She was born about 1653 and her parents were Jean Groleau and Marguerite Gaultier. They were from St-Vivien (Charente-Maritime), France and had been married on October 18th, 1639. Madeleine died or was buried on September 5th, 1703 in Quebec (Hotel-Dieu).  [for Quebec information see above]



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

They Passed Through Kahnawake: C. Marchand and C. Monette

Louis-Augustin Marchand m. Marie-Anne Charuay Charois

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian


Marchand | Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surnames | Metis, Mi’kmaq, Mixed heritage: Cree  NEW!



External Links

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

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

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine





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