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French Canadian Pioneers: The Merciers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Francois Mercier hunter and voyageur


Charles Mercier / Lajoie  | Marie Anne Lahaise

June 22nd, 1761, L’Assomption

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Berry]

[Baptismal record]


Charles Mercier / Montigny | Marguerite Audet

May 25th, 1741 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Joseph Mercier / Laviolette | Marie-Louise Proteau

May 1st, 1752, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. troupes de la Marine]


Julien Mercier | Marie Poulin

January 18th, 1654, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage, Noel Juchereau]  [Baptismal record]


Martin Mercier | Mathurine Leroux

February 5th, 1674, Ste-Famille (Ile-d’Orelans)

[Occ. journalier – day labourer]

[Baptismal record]


Jean Boudart | Catherine Mercier 

November 2nd, 1642, La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite)

[Occ. settler]


Michel Maillou | Jeanne Mercier

February 9th, 1659, Brie-sous-Matha (St-Pierre)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]



Variations and associated surnames

Augustin  –  Beaurepos  –  Bonrepos

Caudebec  –  Codbec  –  Colbec  –  Dufort

Gagnon  –  Gentil  –  Lafontaine  –  Lajoie  –  Laplante

Laviolette  –  Lépine  –  Lespine  –  Lilois  –   Longpré

Marcier  –  Messier  –  Normandeau  –  Sansregret



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

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

M – N – O | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Evelyn in Montreal: Mercier, Joseph m. Coquiere, Marie Genevieve

Evelyn in Montreal: Caron m. Pelletier, St. Roch des Aulnaies (L’Islet)



First Nations Marriage Records – Mercier Surname

CARI – CLIF | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

MEGA – MEYA | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

WHEEL – ZACH | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]



Historical Newspaper Clippings

The Conversion of the Oka Indians (1877) | Kanenrakenhiate, Morrison, Mercier, Dougall, de Laronde, Matthewson, Rivet

Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) | Surnames: Boucher, Boudras, Bourget, Brosseau, Demers, Dorais, Jacobs, Laberge, Mallette, Mercier, Viau


External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Berry

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Berry, 1757-1760 | | Access Heritage 

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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