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French-Canadian Pioneers: The Giroux of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Francois-Thomas Giroux | Marie-Joseph Valade

July 1st, 1733, Montreal (Notre-Dame]

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Pegigny]

Toussaint, Giroux | Marie Godard

September 29th, 1654, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. ]

Jacques Giroux / Chaix / Jolicoeur | Marie-Madeleine Phenix / Fenis

October 27th, 1760, Contrecoeur

[Occ. troupes de Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon]

Further information for commenter below:

Toussaint Giroux & Marie Godard

Toussaint Giroux was from Reveillon (St-Martin) (Orne) and his parents were Jean Giroux and Marguerite Quilleron. The earliest mention of him in Quebec was in 1650. His father was a weaver. He was also a weaver of cloth. He died (or was buried) on February 15th, 1715 in Beauport, Quebec. Researcher: Francoise Lamarche-Montagne

Marie Godard – no further information

Information source: Fichier Origine

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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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  1. Toussaint, Giroux & Marie Godard were My Great X 9 Grandparents


    Comment by Beth Groux | March 31, 2014 | Reply

    • There my 7th Great Grandparents


      Comment by Christine | September 11, 2014 | Reply

    • They are my husbands great x 9 grandparents also. I would like to make contact with you if I could.


      Comment by virginia lucas | December 19, 2014 | Reply

  2. They are my 7th great grandparents.


    Comment by Carole Ann Murphy | September 11, 2014 | Reply

  3. Toussaint Giroux & Marie Godard are my 8th great grandparents. Have info back 2 more generations than that also.


    Comment by Gregory Giroux | October 6, 2014 | Reply

    • I would be interested in hearing about what information you may have


      Comment by Kathleen Benson | October 15, 2015 | Reply

      • Hi Kathleen; Toussaint was the son of Jean Giroux and Marguerite(Quilleron). Jean was born in 1958. No mention has been found on his parents that I or anyone else has found that I know of. Jean died 1/10/1641. I did find a record that he was part of a family that raised him after a disease wiped out most of the town and his family.He was living, as if adopted, with Jacques Asselin and Cecile (Olivier) until he married Marguerite Quilleron in 1621/1622, who was born in 1600 and died in 1671. Her father was Aubin Quilleron. No name has ever been found for her mother and is listed as Mrs. Aubin Quilleron.
        Other children of Jean and Marguerite were;

        Etienne Born 03/25/1623 Died 10/4/1641
        Nicolas ” 01/04/1625 ” 1650
        Catherine ” 12/19/1625 ” 12/19/1625
        Antoine ” 09/18/1627 ” 09/18/1627
        Thomas ” 03/08/1629 ” 1699
        Marguerite ” 03/06/1640 ” 1641

        I do have other info I can share on Toussaints’ life that was compiled as a 3 part story, but I would be only able to send it as a file in an e-mail. Also, if you didn’t know, Toussaint had 2 daughters that married into 2 different Indian lineages. It all depends on how much info you would like to know. If you would be interested in any more info, please e-mail me at Qcgag@yahoo.com, and let me know. Thank you!!


        Comment by Gregory Giroux | October 17, 2015 | Reply

    • Would like to find out more Greg. Can contact me on the e mail below


      Comment by Kathleen Benson | November 15, 2015 | Reply

  4. Toussaint Giroux and Marie Godard are also my direct line.I have it displayed with extended family on MyHeritage.com


    Comment by Kathleen Mailly | July 27, 2015 | Reply

    • Same here….my mother was a Giroux …..and we have lineage through the native lineage (three times)….I have it on MyHeritage as well….


      Comment by Diane Martin | May 16, 2017 | Reply

      • My Father was a Giroux. I found native linages though Michel Giroux and Marie Anne Giroux through marriages could you tell me who the 3rd person is.


        Comment by Randi Giroux | May 19, 2017 | Reply

      • I would love more information on the Native linage. I only have two of them from Toussaint Giroux children . Toussaint and Marie are my 9th great grandparents.


        Comment by Randi Giroux /Dale | May 20, 2017 | Reply

        • Hello!
          I will take a look at your inquiry next week. At the moment I’m finishing up some other projects 🙂 Hopefully in the meantime Diane will leave you a message!


          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 20, 2017 | Reply

          • Ok thank you


            Comment by Randi Giroux /Dale | May 20, 2017

  5. Hello cousins! Toussaint and Marie were also my 9x greats. I would love to have any information that anyone can provide. I follow the line from their daughter Marie Anne. If you have any information I would be most appreciative. You can e-mail me at dissm12@gmail.com.


    Comment by Annalisa Stahler | June 26, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Annalisa,
      I have added some extra notes in the post above.
      Good luck with your research,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 26, 2017 | Reply

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