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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

Battleford North | Cree, Mixed (1901)  Pacquette

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(te) Surname

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

CLOU  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Dec 2020

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

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

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

P …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-QC]  Nov 2020

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

W  …  | 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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  1. Charlotte Paquet married Joseph Tetreau on May 15, 1752


    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  2. Charlotte Paquet’s father Charles Paquet married Charlotte Alaire on Oct 29 1725 Beaumont, Quebec.
    Charles Paquet’s father went by Charles Paquet and married Jeanne Colomba Feb. 1 1694.
    Charles’ father was Isaac Pquet who marred Elizabeth Meunier jun 30 1670.
    Isaac’s father was Mathurin Pasquier and married Marie Fremillon.
    Elizabeth Meunier’s father was Mathurin Meunier and married nov. 3 1647 Francoise Fafard.
    Mathurin’s parents: Rene Meunier and Marie LeRoux
    Francoise’ parents Jean Fafard and Elizabeth Tibou.


    Comment by Susan Wakefield | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  3. Hi, my name is Ernest Larocque. I am looking for information on my grandmother Marie Ann Aglae Larocque (born Paquette). She was born 1891 in St-Venent-de-Paquette, East Hereford, Quebec. She married my grandfather Felix Albert George Larocque September 28, 1910 in Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta and died in New West Minster B.C.May 18, 1978. Both my parent have past away and our family doesn’t really know much about the Paquettes so I really am grasping to find information about the Paquette family.
    I don’t have access to records and wondered if you would have any way to determine who Marie Ann Aglae’s parents were.
    Any help you can provide would be appreciated.


    Comment by Ernest Larocque | January 24, 2017 | Reply

  4. My GG grandparents Joseph Paquette (1839) and Philomene (1843) were married before 1870 (assumed since they had an 11yr old, Maurice, during the 1881 census.) Joseph was a rope spinner in Hochelaga, Montreal. The family is listed as French Canadian, Catholic. I am seeking any assistance in discovering more info, Philomene’s maiden name, their marriage certificate, parent’s names etc. Would appreciate any assistance or guidance. Thanks in advance! I have found the surname spelled Pagnet, Pagnette, Paquette, Paquet and Pacquette in assorted family docs.


    Comment by Alexandra Brown | January 7, 2019 | Reply

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