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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]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Lise Dandonneau


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

October 27th, 1760  Contrecoeur

[Occ. troupes de Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon]

Source: Researchers – Suzanne Galaise, Lionel Bertrand, Lise Dandonneau


Toussaint Giroux | Marie Godard

September 29th, 1654  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. ]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Françoise Lamarche-Montagne




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


This series of Index: 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!



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

Toussaint Giroux, weaver | A Portrait Gallery

Girouxs of Granby | Evelyn in Montreal

A Tessier Lineage Back To Tessier / Boiglou of Limoges

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Giroux | Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surnames |  Metis, Algonquin, Iroquois, Cree, French  NEW!

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario 

Fissiault/Giroux Pomela, her birth ca.1875  Caughnawaga/Kahnawake

The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames:  …  Giroux … Duranceau

Expulsion Of The Whites From The Indian Reserve (1878) | Surnames: Dawes, Giroux …




External Links

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

Royal Roussillon Infanterie | Kronoskoff 

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Giroux, Andre-Raphael | Canadian Dictionary of Biography 



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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

      • My name is Sylvain Giroux and Toussaint Giroux is my ancestor also. I’ve started to collect info on my family tree and would be interested to get a copy of the “3 part story” mentioned and the indian lineages. Any other info you would like to share I would really appreciate it. My email is smalm@sympatico.ca.

        Thanking you all in advance.


        Comment by Sylvain Giroux | September 14, 2018 | 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

          • I would love more information on the Native linage. I’ve heard that we have an Iroquois lineage and recently Algonquin also. However all of this is hearsay, passed on from my grandfather down. I’ve never found anything factual or proof of this. Any info you can share would be appreciated on the the lineages mentioned in these posts. Thank you. (Sylvain GIroux – smalm@sympatico.ca)


            Comment by Sylvain Giroux | September 14, 2018

          • Evelyn, I would be interested in seeing any of that information, posted here, as I am a line of Giroux as well, with the same story.. Thanks!


            Comment by Jennifer Lessig | September 15, 2018

          • Hello, I’m trying to contact the person who said they had this information. If he doesn’t answer int he next few days, I’ll look into it myself.
            Have anckie day,


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 15, 2018

          • Hello, I’m trying to contact the person who said they had this information. If he doesn’t answer int he next few days, I’ll look into it myself.
            Have a nice day,


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 15, 2018

          • I’ve received some info from Gregory Giroux but it only covers 2 lineage (2 of the same family). Someone said there was 3 lineage. Supposedly, my great-grandmother is Iroquois making my grandfather 1 generation Metis but we have no documentation of this. If you have anything Evelyn on these stories, I would appreciate it. smalm@sympatico.ca


            Comment by Sylvain Giroux | September 15, 2018

          • Hi Evelyn…thanks for the info regarding the lineage. I will admit however I’m not sure how to read the Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Marriage Extracts] that you sent and how it links in the Toussaint Giroux lineage. Anyway you can shed some light on this. Thanks


            Comment by Sylvain Giroux | September 17, 2018

      • Hello Diane Martin…so glad I found you here…


        Comment by Monique | January 16, 2018 | Reply

  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

  6. Hi everyone. I am curious about tracing my Giroux lineage back to Quebec. Currently I reside in Minnesota, and I don’t have any knowledge of how the Giroux family arrived here. I know we have been here, in Minnesota, for at least a few generations.

    I’ve also been told that the original Giroux, in Quebec, was involved in something to do with “textiles and weaving”, which seems in line with some of the things I’m reading here. Its highly possibly that someone in my family just read these same things I’m reading here, and assumed some connection to our Giroux lineage to this one given the name, but I’d love to be able to find more specifics.

    Does anyone have any information on the Giroux family origins in Minnesota, especially how they do or do not relate to the early Canadian Giroux family?

    I emailed those of you with your emails on this post directory as well, hoping I might catch you, as I’m not sure if this discussion is still active. Many thanks.


    Comment by Jason Giroux | November 16, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Jason,
      The only way to link yourself back is to at least get to the generation that first moved to Minnesota. Do you have the husband and wife (and children if applicable) that emigrated to the States? If you do then it’s possible I could link you back to the Quebec family.
      Or have you searched for the burial certificates and-or death records of the emigrating family or their children? If they are Catholics their parents or siblings might be mentioned.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 16, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi Evelyn. I did a little research, and as far as I can tell, it was Alcibiades A.(lexander) Giroux, one Feb. 23, 1885, who first came to the United States from Canada. I believe his wife’s name was Mona. They had two children, at least, that I know of, Richard and Don.

        He was a physician and was from Granby, Quebec. His parents were Alexander and Melina (Masse) Giroux.

        After receiving his medical degree in 1908, he moved to Duluth, Minnesota to practice medicine.

        Some of this information was told to me by my father, but he did not know much about him aside from his name and that he was a physician. I found this article that provided the other details I mentioned here:


        So hopefully that gives us something to go on. I am really interested in learning more about how/if this relates back to the original Giroux clan of Quebec, any information to get me pointed in the right direction would be hugely appreciated.

        Many thanks.


        Comment by Jason A. Giroux | November 16, 2017 | Reply

  7. Actually, after a bit more research, I think Alcibiades’ spouse’s name was Kathryn A (Tetu) Giroux.

    My dad said it was “Mona”, but I think this must have been a nick name or term of endearment, as other records I’m finding seem to say it is Kathryn.


    Comment by Jason A. Giroux | November 16, 2017 | Reply

    • Jason, have you tried Ancestry.com? They have free 2 week trials. I was able to pull up Alcibiades and his wife Kathryn; and then his father. Without knowing if this line links to mine, I can’t add to my family tree right now, but through this feed found an error in one of my names, so will be adjusting it over the next few nights and if I find a connection to you I will let you know!


      Comment by Jennifer Lessig | November 20, 2017 | Reply

      • Hello everyone, I’ve read all of the posts and this really interests me. My name is Cory Jerew and my earliest ancestors to the United States were Ralpheus and Mary Ann Giroux. Ralpheus was born in 1781 in ( according to my records) Canada but it also indicates Aquitaine France. He at some point left Canada for Ohio where the rest of my lineage has lived since. Any help follow my lineage prior to Ralpheus’s birth in 1781 would be much appreciated. My email is coryj99f@gmail.com . Thanks so much


        Comment by Cory jerew | November 27, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi Jennifer. Thanks for the idea, I’ll give that a try. I would love to hear any updates if you have come across any new information. I believe I came across some information regarding Alcibiades’ parents, but lost the trail after that.


        Comment by Jason A. Giroux | January 13, 2018 | Reply

        • Email me at JenLL72@att.net and I will send you information I have. Thanks


          Comment by Jennifer Veillette Lessig | January 14, 2018 | Reply

      • Whoops, I meant to reply direct to this comment, looks like my comment showed up as a new comment though, and is now at the bottom of the thread.


        Comment by Jason A. Giroux | January 13, 2018 | Reply

  8. Hello everyone, Toussaint Giroux and Marie Godard were my 9th great grandparents. I am connected by their son Raphael Giroux. Does anyone have information on Marie Godard? I read one article that suggests she might be Algonquin.


    Comment by Kent Lavoie | January 20, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello Kent,
      That’s interesting. I have no information to add except that in fact there is no information on the marriage record regarding parents or former husbands etc.
      I do see her on some “Filles du Roy” lists (example http://www.migrations.fr/FILLE_A_MARIER/FILLEAMARIER.htm) but not on the Fichier Origine list.
      Good luck with your search!


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 21, 2018 | Reply

    • I may have some information on Marie Godard that she had two brothers and two sisters, father Robert and mother Antoinette born Grandpierre, They also wrote their last name Goodhart (Godard) klmgiroux@hotmail.com


      Comment by Guy Giroux | June 7, 2018 | Reply

  9. I’m also the 9th generation of Toussaint Giroux, was he the only Giroux that came from France? Klmgiroux@hotmail.com


    Comment by Guy Giroux | June 7, 2018 | Reply

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