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French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaulieus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


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Claude Beaulieu / Thomas/Beaulieu | Marie-Madeleine Sceau

about 1689, Plaisance (Acadia, today’s Newfoundland)

[Occ. voiturier – in charge of transportation?]

[Baptismal record]




Jean Baptiste Beaulieu / Brillant / Briand | Francoise Itagisse dite Chretienne

July 6th, 1752, Michilimakinac (Michigan)

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



Pierre Beaulieu / Hudon | Marie Gobeil

July 13th, 1676, Quebec (Notre-Dame]

[Occ. servant]



Jean-Jerome Beaulieu / Legay | Madeleine Just

December 17th, 1685, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Merchant]



Rene Beaulieu / Albert | Francoise-Genevieve Arnaud

February 20th, 1708, Pointe-de-Levy (Lauzon)

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

[Baptismal record]



Variations and associated surnames

Albert – Bertrand – Brillant

Buchanau – Chauvin – de Beaulieu – Desrivieres – Diara

Diarsse – Dierce/s – Dufresne

Godfroid – Gourdeau – Hiens – Hierse

Lauguedoc – Lebel – Martin – Mont(e)pellier

Moulin – Palmier – Philippe – Pormier – Savache

Suchanau – Thomas – Viarce



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec 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 those 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

The Beaulieus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Index: Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

Index: Riviere-Ouelle Cemetery – Haute-Riviere

Index: Notre-Dame-de-Liesse (Riviere-Ouelle) Memorial Cemetery

Hudon dit Beaulieu, Pierre & Gobeil, Marie

Jean Hudon dit Beaulieu m. Marie-Anne Lizotte (N.B. 1865)

Reader Query: Pierre Hudon Beaulieu’s French Roots

Evelyn in Montreal: Lauzier, Louis Roy m. Beaulieu, Marie



Beaulieu | Metis, Chippewa, Ojibway Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, Cree, French  New




External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

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



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  1. My great grandfather was Felix & Mary Beaulieu from Quebec


    Comment by Sharon (Boulieu)McDonald | November 13, 2016 | Reply

  2. I have a Felix Beaulieu married 1911 to Agnes Madore and a Felix Beaulieu married to Eleonore Boissei (could be Bosse). Remember, all the girls were christened “Marie or Mary” then the name they were known as. Like Marie Agnes Madore. odiliasumner@gmail.com


    Comment by Odilia Sumner | March 30, 2017 | Reply

  3. I am a descendant of Pierre Beaulieu / Hudon | Marie Gobeil on my father’s side. I also have Bossé ancestors.


    Comment by Linda Beaulieu | May 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello – you have lots of the old Nouvelle France lines 🙂
      If you’re interested in any pioneer lines that I haven’t done yet then let me know.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 27, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi Evelyn,
        My dilemma is with a Dubé (Pascal) ancestor who married Lavinia (Johanna) MacEacharn. I can’t seem to find a birth certificate for her (she would have been born in Ireland); I have her father’s name Peter MacEacharn, and mother Margaret Hamilton. I can’t find any information about Lavinia’s parents. It was a total surprise to me with all the french ancestors in my family tree that came from France to Québec to find this one.

        Are there any Dubé’s out there that have the same line?

        Thank you for all the time and work you’ve done to put this website together! I am fascinated and in awe.

        Linda Beaulieu


        Comment by Linda Beaulieu | May 27, 2017 | Reply

        • Hello Linda,
          Was she a Catholic do you think? If so have you already tried the Irish Catholic Archdiocese to see if they have it? I don’t know if they have the same system as Quebec where they keep the historical registries but I would imagine they do.
          Did she emigrate with her parents and if so did you find them in the ships records. That’s always interesting.
          Good luck with your search,


          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 27, 2017 | Reply

          • I have not found any further information except perhaps for the small tidbit that Margaret was listed as Marguerite Hamilton on the marriage certificate of Pascal and Lavinia. I have trouble reading the record although I can see where it mentions Ireland but beyond that I can’t decipher anything new.


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 26, 2017

  4. I am looking for information on Modeste Beaulieu. She married John Jones about 1815. Modeste and John were born about the turn of the century. They had at least one child, Edward (Edouard) Jones who was born in 1819. Edward married Alice (Celeste) Stringer (Strayner) in Ormstown, Huntingdon, Quebec in 1840. I have the marriage information for Edward and Alice but have not been able to get any more than their parents names. Any help would be appreciated.


    Comment by Richard Jones | January 17, 2018 | Reply

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