A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Rossignols of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Rousselot + Bleau Rossignol Kanesatake, Chamberland, Filles du Roi, Guilbault, Michaud, Petit LOCATIONS: Kamouraska, St. Laurent


Julien Rossignol |  Marie-Catherine Michaud

January 7th, 1771, Kamouraska

[Occ. sailor navigator]


Guillaume Rossignol / Larosinional | Genevieve Guilbault

April 11th, 1768, St-Laurent

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, La Sarre, Celles]


Pierre Rossignol Dumais | Marie-Anne Chamberland

April 26th, 1745, Kamouraska

[Occ. ship’s carpenter]


Charles Petit  | Jeanne Rossignol Crossonneau 

September 1st, 1670, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Jeanne Rossignol was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below),



Variations or Associated Surnames

Bleau  – Cormier  – Demers  – Dumay

Dumets  – Grossonneau  – Lajeunesse

Mers  – Petit


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 17thcentury. They were called the King’s Daughters because Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fillereceived her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Jeanne Rossignol was a Fille du Roi.   Her parents were Martin Crossonneau and Renee Desjardins. She was baptized on August 7th, 1650 in Montfort-l’Amaury, France. She died or was buried on January 22n, 1712 in Quebec (Hotel-Dieu).


Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Caron m. Rossignol, 1810 | Quebec Genealogy

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

Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (1)

Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Marriage Records – Rossignol Surname

BRAS … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

ROBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]


External Links

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

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada  

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 




March 11, 2014 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I do not have the date of marriage in Chartres, France, but Martin Rossignol married Renee Desjardins. Their daughter Jeanne Rossignol married Pierre Urbain Fouquereau on Dec. 28 1676 in Quebec. Their daughter Helene Fouquereau married Michel Rivet Jan 18 1718 in Repentigny, Quebec Canada. They had a daughter Charlotte Rivet on Novemeber 4 1719

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 5, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hi Susan I am a direct decendent of Pierre Foucro,My tree is Foucreau-Mesick 1880

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Frank Mesick | September 24, 2014 | Reply

  3. Fouquereau is my ancestry Name now Mesick,My site foucreau-Mesick ancestry.com

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Frank Mesick | March 2, 2015 | Reply

  4. My 8x Great Grandmother was Jeanne Rossignol Crossonneau

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Jesse Lanou | December 1, 2018 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s