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French Canadian Pioneers: The Benoits of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Chambly Quebec | Benoit Surname


Claude Benoit / Labonte | Suzanne Stebenne

January 26th, 1761, Chambly

[Occ. troupes de Montcalm, La Reine]

Source: Researchers – Guy Desjardins


Etienne Benoit / Benoist / Lajeunesse  | Nicole Chandoiseau

October 7th, 1670, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. servant of the Sulpicians]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Christian Siguret, Lise Dandonneau


Francois Benoit / Benoist | Marie-Madeleine Laborde

September 15th, 1749 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator]

Source: Researchers – Sylvie Bessette, Lise Dandonneau


Joseph Benoist | Anne Berthier

March 3rd, 1696, Gerrieres-en-Gatinais

[Occ. Master surgeon]

Source: Researchers – Guillaume Lévêque, Lise Dandonneau


Philippe Benoit / Benoist | Marguerite Civadier

November 25th, 1732, St-Laurent (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. sailor]

Source: Researchers – Christian Siguret, Lise Dandonneau


Louis-Jean Lobinois de Tourneuve |  Marie- Anne Benoist

October 4th, 1718 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

Source: Researchers – Guillaume Lévêque, Lise Dandonneau


Associated Surnames and Variations

Konnini  – Coulini


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers  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 those 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

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Benoit | Algonquin | Surname Anchor Post  August 2021



External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops | Regiment de la Reine

La Campagne du regiment de la Sarre au Canada |(FR) 

Fort Chambly | The Canadian Encyclopedia


Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 

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

Maison Gabriel | Doctor or surgeon, what is the difference?

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 





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  1. Hi, I’m trying to locate some ancestry for my daughter-in-law. Her father told her there is Metis in their ancestry from Quebec. The grandmother’s name was Emilia Beland, (1913) married to Sylvestre Benoit in what I think was Sept 17, 1935. We were able to find the location where they resided I believe – Ile du Grand Calumet Quebec. Emelia seems to stem fom Medard Belan (Belland0 born Sept 25, 1870 and nmarried to Elizabeth Rose (born June 15, 1877) Again all seem to have resided at Ile du Grand Calumet, Quebec. I have another list of individuals but not sure how to find their Metis history from the other names. Can you help?


    Comment by Sue Greer | August 17, 2021 | Reply

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