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French Canadian Pioneers: The Quesnels of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Questnel + , Deslandes, La Rivaudais, Quesnel Native Ojibway



Joseph Quesnel / La Rivaudais | Marie-Josephe Deslandes

April 10th, 1780, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant, composer,playwright]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Édouard-Zotique Massicotte, Lise Dandonneau, D. Trochet

See external link below for biography.



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!



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 1/3

Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 2/3

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


First Nations Census Records – Quesnel Surname

Christian Island I. R. | Ojibway (1911)


First Nations Marriage Records – Quesnel Surname

DOKIS … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] Nov 2020

MOBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts  [ON]

PIGE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] Oct 2020

Q … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]



External Links

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

QUESNEL, JOSEPH | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 



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