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French Canadian Pioneers: The Laurents of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Laurent + Berthelot, Filles du Roi, Laurent Kahnawake, Laurent Native Metis, Luneau, Palin, Rochereau LOCATIONS: Qubec, hamplain, Monteal, Repentigny, Chambly | Antique drawing of Fort Chambly (1814)

Charles Laurent | Louise-Catherine Berthelot

April 14th, 1760, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. salt smuggler – see link below]

Christophe Laurent / Champagne | Marie-Therese Petit

October 29th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, Chambly]

[Baptismal record]

Francois Laurent / Laurens / Lamothe | Marie-Madeleine Rochereau

January 7th, 1717, Champlain

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Georges-Jean Laurent / Lasonde | Marie-Jeanne Griau

October 23rd, 1726, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. troupes de la Marine, St-Vincent]

Jean Laurent / Lorans | Marie-Anne Ethier

October 23rd, 1726, Montreal (Notre-Dame)


Jean-Trophime  Laurent / Laurens / Provencal | Louise Palin

September 15th, 1738, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator, sailor]

Joseph Laurent / Larose | Marie-Josephe Moreau

September 20th, 1761, Repentigny

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, La Sarre, Duparquet]

[Baptismal record]

Louis Laurent | Louise-Apolline Louineau dit Luineau

November 18th, 1737, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Faux Saunier – salt smuggler]

[Baptismal record]

Pierre Laurent | Marie Madeleine Fradet

January 23rd, 1736,  St-Vallier

[Occ. settler]

Pierre Laurent / Jeanjoffe | Madeleine Coulon

April 13th, 1761, Chambly

[Occ. military, troupes de Marine]

[Baptismal record]

Moise Hilaret | Catherine Laurent / Laurens

September 17th, 1667

[Occ. ship’s carpenter]

Catherine Laurent was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Variations and associated surnames

Beaulne – Beaue – Berichon

Caron – Cartier – Champagne

Coquot – Florentin – Foreau – Giner – Hortie – Houde – Julien – Lachapelle – Lafond

Lamode – Lamothe/otte – Laronde – Larose – Las(s)onde – Laurence/s – Lauzon

Laviolette – Lebasque – Lebeaume – Legris – L’Horty – Livin – Lorant – Loreau – Lortie/y

Ortie – Parrier – Poirier – Provencal – Saint-Amand/t – Saint-Laurent

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).

Catherine Laurent / Laurens  was a Fille du Roi. She was married about 1640. Before coming to Quebec she had first been married to Louis Richard (in France) and had a son Jean Richard. Her parents are unknown. She died in Quebec before July 30th, 1691. [for Quebec information see above]

Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The St-Laurents Of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

Laurent | Abenaki, Iroquois, Mi’kmaq, Montagnais  October 2021

External Links

Deportation of Salt-Smugglers to Nouvelle France

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de La Sarre

La Campagne du regiment de la Sarre au Canada | (FR) 

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

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