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French Canadian Pioneers: The Paquets of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Paquet + Beaumont, Filles du Roi, Forget, Lemieux, Odon dit Rochefort, Paquet Native Abenaki, Paradis, Pasquier, Rousseau LOCATIONS: Poitier, Quebec, Montreal | Vintage postcrd of A. Paquette Epicier (Paquette grocery store)


Mery (Emery) Paquet / Pasquier| Vincente Beaumont

October 25th, 1637, Poitiers

[Occ. maître sargetier (a type of weaving) ]

[Baptismal record]


Etienne Paquet / Pasquier  | Henriette Rousseau

November 6th, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, La Motte]

[Photograph of historical plaque]


Jean-Pierre Paquet / Pasquier / Pret-a-Boire | Amable Odon dit Rochefort

May 5th, 1749, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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


Louis Paquet / Pasquier | Marie-Genevieve Pasquier dit Paquet

November 25th, 1725, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage]


Maurice Paquet / Pasquier | Francoise Forget

July 29th, 1659, Poitiers (France)

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


Rene Paquet / Pasquier | Helene Lemieux

October 16th, 1679, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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



Jean Paradis | Jeanne Paquet / Pasquier

February 5th, 1679, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]


Francois Biville dit Picard | Marguerite Paquet / Pasquier

November 26th, 1670, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]


Charles Couillard de Beaumont | Marie Paquet / Pasquier

January 10th, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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


Variations and associated surnames

Bernardin  –  DeFranclieu  –  Franclieu

Jacques  –  Lare  –  Larivière

Lavallée  – Le Poitevin  – Pacquet  –  Paquette

Paquier  – Pasquet  –  Pasquier

Patiet  –  Ranger  Vallée



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 Paquet was a Fille du Roi. Marie’s parents were Pierre Pasquier (Advisor to the King and lord of Francelieu) and Marie De Portas. She was baptized on February 24th, 1638 and died or was buried in Quebec City on June 26th, 1685.




Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

The Paquets | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

P – Q – R | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Marie Ann Aglae Paquette m. Felix Albert George Larocque

A Lajeunesse/Paquette Family of Montebello Quebec

Evelyn in Montreal: Paquette m. Brule, 1877

Reader Query: Ash m. Duquette – Oral family history – Mohawk Connection

… Of Mounties and Caughnawaga – A descendant of the Quebec Favreaus … (1)

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames | Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Census Records – Paquet Surname

Fond du Lac | Chipeweyan, Metis (1911)

St. Albert | Mixed (1901)

St-Francois | Abenaki (1901)

St- Francois Reserve | Abenaki (1921)

St-Thomas-de-Pierreville | Abenaki (1881)

Yamaska St Francois de Sales | Abenaki (1911)


First Nations Marriage Records – Paquet Surname

L  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  MOST RECENT

P …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts] Upd.

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

WHEE – Z | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]


External Links

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


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





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French Canadian Pioneers: The Rousselots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Rousselot + Fribault LOCATIONS: Ste-Famille (Ile d'Orleans) | Vintage postcard of the the Ile d'Orleans bridge (Isle of Orleans Bridge. Quebec


Charles Fribault | Marguerite Rousselot

September 22nd, 1673, Ste-Famille (Ile-d’Orleans)

Marguerite Rousselot was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below), Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Roussins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Roussin + Asselin, Giguere, L'Oignon, Paradis, Roussin, Roussin Native Mohawk Iroquois, Roussin Oka LOCATIONS: St-Sulpice, Tourouvre, Beauport, Quebec, Chateau-Richer | Vintage postcard of Academie Roussin in POinte-aux-Trembles


Andre Roussin / Larose / Bellefleur | Catherine Majeu

February 13th, 1764  St-Sulpice Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Paradis of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

French Canadian Pioneers: The Paradis of Quebec


François (Jean-François) Paradis  |  Veronique-Michelle Constantin
October 9th, 1727, Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Estate of Lieut. John E. Stacey (1918) | Surname: Stacey

Lieut. John E. Stacey, who died of wounds in England april 8, 1918, left his estate, consisting of real estate valued at $750, to his mother, Mrs. Mary Stacey of Caughnawaga, Que.

Index: Historical Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke 

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