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French Canadian Pioneers: The Pelletiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Pelletier + Allard, Cecire, de Vouzy, Delasse, Filles du Roi, Langlois, Louchet dit Richard, Mabille, Malboeuf, Morin dit Chenevert, Pelletier Native Innu Montagnais, Pelletier Native Kahnawake, Renaut LOCATIONS: Tourouvre, Quebec, Montreal, Lachine, Trois-Rivieres, Gallardon | Historic view of Lachine Canal and Lachine Mill (Moulin) in the background (Lachine , Quebec)

Guillaume Pelletier / Gobloteur | Michelle Mabille
February `12th, 1619, Tourouvre (St-Aubin)

[Occ. coal merchant]

Jean Pelletier / Gobloteur | Anne Langlois
November 9th, 1649, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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

 Leonard Pelletier / Bellefleur | Marie-Madeleine Delasse
November 7th, 1757, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc, d’Aiguebelle]

Louis Pelletier / Sansoucy | Marie-Josephe Cecire
October 29th, 1742, Lachine

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, Saint-Ours]

Louis Pelletier |Marie-Josephe Malboeuf
April 14th, 1760, Trois-Rivieres

[Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]

[Occ. troupes de la Marine, Volunteer]

Nicolas Pelletier | Jeanne de Vouzy
Around 1632, Gallardon

[Occ. carpenter]  [Baptismal record]

Pierre Pelletier | Francoise Louchet dit Richard
December 10th, 1671, Quebec

[Occ. servant]

Pierre-Guillaume Pelletier / Bruneau | Marie-Elisabeth Morin dit Chenevert
January 30th, 1758, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant]  [Baptismal record]

Mathurin Renaut (Renaud) |  Marie Pelletier 
October 7th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Marie Pelletier was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


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!

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).

Marie Pelletier was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Francois Pelletier and Michelle Chasles. She was baptized on May 12th, 1645 in Montages, France and died or was buried on June 30th, 1707 in Quebec City.



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario 

Guillaume Pelletier, Carpenter | A Portrait Gallery

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Pelletier Land Grant (Map) – La Pocatiere/Riviere Ouelle

Index: Headstones of Val Brillant

Caron m. Pelletier, St. Roch des Aulnaies (L’Islet)

Michel Mignier dit Lagace & Marguerite Pelletier of Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Michel Migne & Marguerite Pelletier, Marriage, 1736

Iroquois: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Census Records – Pelletier


St. Albert | Mixed (1901)

Edmonton | Cree, Stoney, Iroquois, Salteaux, Mixed (1901)


Duck Lake | Cree (1901)

Cotham | Cree, Chippewa, Mixed (1901)

Crooked Lake Agency | Cree, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Mixed (1901)


Dauphinais | Mixed (1901)

Selkirk  |  Assiniboia a-2  (1901)  June 2020

Unorg Marquette S-6 | American Indian (1901) 


Lake Superior XX-7 | Ojibwa (1901)

Manitowaning I.R. | Ojibway (1911)

Algoma Unorg. Terr. M(3)-2 | Chippewa, Ottawa, Iroquois (+1), Mixed  

Algoma Unorg. Terr. U(3)-1 | Ottawa, Mixed (1901)

Thessalon I.R. | inc. Spanish R., Serpent R., Mississauge R., Thessalon I. A., Spanish River | Ojibway (1911)



First Nations Marriage Records – Pelletier

AION    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [WesternCanada Metis Scrip] 

BAST  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip-SK] 

CLOU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DELM    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

F …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

KANA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

KASA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK] 

LAHO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  July 2021

LAUG  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

MCCU    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

OKAN    | CDN Marriage Extracts  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

P …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  July 2021

PIGE     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SIMO [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Scrip]  

SNOW    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

THAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]



External Links – Military

Languedoc Infanterie | Kronoskoff

Siege of Quebec |  Colonial Troops  |  Languedoc 

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760 | Access Heritage

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


External Links – Other

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 

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



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  1. Nicolas Pelletier | Jeanne de Vouzy
    Around 1632
    These are my ancestors.. I decend from the Antaya line of this Pelletier family. Is it probably that there line from one of their sons (Nicholas Antaya-changes his name) never inter-married with the Indigenous people of Canda. Can you help me here.


    Comment by Diane Clare (Antaya) | October 3, 2016 | Reply

    • 190 François Pelletier dit Antaya (1635-1688) prominent coureur de bois/voyageur pays d’en haut ; 1st wife was Tadoussac Montagnais; 2nd m. to #191 in Sillery, where governor of Nouvelle France was godfather to his daughter, #95; 3 sons in fur trade. (Garneau says he´s métis; Archange calls sister métisse.) Brother, Nicolas, married 3 ranking Montagnais women in succession, may have accompanied Albanel S.J. to Hudson Bay. Brother Jean, m. M. Genevieve Manovely, killed by Iroquois 1692 in Sorel, sister Marie in 2nd marriage with Denis Jean dit Denis. #190, #191 in Louis Riel métis family tree.
      191 Marguerite Madeleine Morisseau/Mauriceau (~1639-1707) undocumented fille à marier (1st m. to Chs. Durand ?), 2nd m. to #190. Sold booze to natives, obtained congé license to pays d’en haut 1688, launched expedition to retrieve deceased voyageur #190’s gear, beaver pelts, outfitted 3 of their sons in fur trade, remarried to ? Terse 1707 s. certificate Québec Hȏtel de Dieu went unsigned by any priest.

      380 Nicolas Pelletier (1590-1679) likely in Champlain/de Mons Acadie colony; Métis children in fur trade, lived among natives. FO certificate #243216 makes him born 1596 as one of 12 kids in a family at Gallardon, Fr.. D. Garneau suspects #380 part Montagnais. Louis Riel’s Pelletier ancestor; maybe also Leonard Peltier’s (U.S. political prisoner since AIM Wounded Knee gunfight).
      381 Jeanne du Roussy (de Voizy(Vouzy) (~1622-~1689) d’origine inconnue; Hubert/Savard suggests Mi’kmaq, Port Royal, Acadie (approx. b. & s. dates per Hubert/Savard Algonquins de Trois-Rivières, pp. 38, 46). Sold booze to natives, fined. Fichier Origine certificate #243216 finds no marriage to #380.


      Comment by E. Roby | October 12, 2016 | Reply

      • Wow this is great! I am working my way through your comment to understand clearly. How are these numbers assigned – # 380 # 390 originate. Also what is a Fichier Origine certificate number. Thanks so very much for helping me here. I am wondering where I can get the refrences for this material and perhaps study more of this history. I have been searching for this type of documentation for a long time. If you can not directly help me… could you direct me to some reference sources. Is there anyone who you could recommend that I employ to document my early family enough to demonstrate that we are not a lineage of french only people. I know about our original french couple #380 and #381 Nicolas and Jeanne de Vouzy) coming to Canada together around 1632-35. Information I have states they were married in France. However this information looks like #381 was already here in Canada. Is – Hubert/Savard the source of some information data.
        Thanks so very much .. I have been trying to work this out by myself and you have helped me more than anyone else so far. It makes sense!
        Diane CLare (Anyaya)


        Comment by Diane Clare (Antaya) | October 17, 2016 | Reply

        • I am unsure what references I can get to search these areas myself. I want to know how my Antaya family connected and built families with our Canadian Indigenous people. Perhaps the Jesuit records. When my mother (Antaya) visited Temiskaming in about 1917 she mentions a colony accessible by boat and many horses on the property etc. I just can not find more accurate info.
          Can you direct me to some resources please. You have been the best help so far. Thanks Diane CLare (Antaya)


          Comment by Diane Clare (Antaya) | November 28, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hoping you may have information on a Joseph Deshetler he comes from the Pelletier family line. Joseph was born in 1835. Unable to find information of his father and mother who would have been a Deschastelets dit Pelletier (father). Many thanks, jeane


    Comment by Jean Saller | December 22, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Is this a Quebec marriage?
      Do you have any of the children of Joseph Deshetier / Deschastelets and Margaret Ouelet (prob. Ouellet or Ouellete)?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 22, 2017 | Reply

      • Many thanks, Evelyn!

        Joseph DeShetler may have been born in River Red, Detroit, MI area. However, I can not find one thing on his birth here in the USA. I have found all of his cousins and Uncles births. The last name was Pineau dit Deschastelets

        Margaret Ouelette was most likely born in Canada. Her father was Thomas Ouellete. Thomas’s mother may have been Magdeline David. Thomas was born in 1810.

        Thank you so very much for all of your help!



        Comment by Jean Saller | January 30, 2018 | Reply

        • p.s. It is possible that Joseph’s Mother may have been Ursula Campau married to Jospeh Deschastelets. I can’t find anything on Ursula or their “possible son” Joseph DeShetler. Thanks!


          Comment by Jean Saller | January 30, 2018 | Reply

          • p.s.s. all of the names above are related to my Joseph Deshetler in some way. Starting with Jean Pelletier born in 1649


            Comment by Jean Saller | January 30, 2018

          • p.s.s. Not to confuse the above information BUT Joseph Deshetler also went by the Name Joseph Delisle around 1850 and changed his last name to DeShetler by 1860. I apologize for the information overload….it’s all so confusing.

            Again, many, many thanks for any information you may come across.

            Kindest regards,


            Comment by Jean Saller | January 30, 2018

        • Hello, I’m wondering if anyone knows who Josephs siblings or children are. I’m trying to track down the parents of Katherine DeShelter from Monroe Co. Michigan who Married Peter Deszell.early to mid 1800s. Thank you.Trina Gragg Fincher

          Liked by 1 person

          Comment by Trina Gragg Fincher | March 28, 2018 | Reply

          • What year was Katherine born? I have a Katherine / Catherine in my line born 1866


            Comment by Jean Saller | July 16, 2018

          • Katherine is the daughter of my Joseph DeSheter. Joseph had daughter Sarah and daughter or son Victor or Victorie. Sarah is my great great grandmother. I’m still trying to find out more on Joseph and his siblings / parents. Joseph was married to Margaret Ouellette/ Ouelet/ Willette in 1855. Would love to share information!!!!


            Comment by Jean Saller | February 15, 2019

    • Hello Jean, I will look into this over the holiday. I have a book done by St Boniface Geneology (Wpg MB). I will get back to you with what I can discover.
      Take care
      Diane Clare (Antaya)

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Diane | December 22, 2017 | Reply

      • Many thanks, Clare. Please see above responses to Evelyn. I know it’s a lot but wanted to share all that I have found up to this point. I can also add that Joseph Pineau dit Deschastelets is some how related to my Joseph…as is a Basil, Pierre, Jean, Louis etc.

        Thank you so very much!



        Comment by Jean Saller | January 30, 2018 | Reply

  3. Hello.. is Guillaume Pelletier & family considered Acadian or simply french-canadian? They arrived in Quebec and did not seem to have had to flee their home or be deported. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Vanessa | December 28, 2017 | Reply

  4. Vanessa, it’s my understanding that Guillaume Pelletier is not Acadian but simply French-Canadian. I am a direct descendent. I visited Tourouve, France where he resided and where he emigrated from to New France.


    Comment by Irma | April 26, 2020 | Reply

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