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French Canadian Pioneers: The Moreaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


French Canadian Pioneers: The Moreaus of Quebec


Claude Moreau | Marie-Anne Dumans

April 24th, 1752, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]


Edme Moreau | Francoise Forestier

August 29th, 1706, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. master cobbler]  [Baptismal record]

See external link below for biography.


François-Emmanuel Moreau |  Genevieve Doyon

January 19th, 1726 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Genealogical notes – French]


Jean Moreau | Marguerite-Genevieve Marchand

June 28th, 1751, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. carpenter]

Jean Moreau | Elisabeth Navarre

June 4th, 1765, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]


Jean Moreau / Duplessis | Agnes Richard

December 1st, 1703, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Island of Montreal)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, La Chassaigne]


Joseph Moreau / Mourot / Barrois | Marie-Francoise Marot

February 13th, 1764, La-Visitation-de-l’Ile-Dupas

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, La Sarre, La Ferte-de-Mung]


Louis Moreau | Elisabeth Gagnon

February 21st, 1678, Set-Famille (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. tailor]  [Baptismal record]


Martin Moreau / Bonneau | Jeanne Lecoq

January 18th, 1672, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Mathurin Moreau / Maureau | Marie Girard

May 8th, 1667, Sillery

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]


Rene Moreau/ du Portail / Dubreuil |  Jeanne Merrin

June 26th, 1672, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, with gov. Francois-Marie Perrot)

[Baptismal record]



Jacques Pillereau | Florentine Moreau

June 30th, 1676, Amboise (St-Denis)

Adrien Lecompte dit Lafuy|  Jacquette Moreau

November 23rd, 1679, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Andre Morin | Marguerite Moreau

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

Marguerite Morin was a Fille du Roi (see second note below).

Mathieu Faille / Faye dit Lafayette | Marguerite-Françoise Moreau / Maureau

September 30th, 1670, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

Marguerite-Francoise Moreau was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).



Variations and associated surnames

Abdon  –  Beausoleil  –  Belair  –  Brésolles 

Comptoir  –  Daignault  –  Daigneault  –  De la Taupine  –  Dejordis

 Dejordy – Dejourdy  –  Deschamps  –  Desjordis  –  

Desjordy  –  Desjourdy  –  Deslaurier(s)  –   Desourdit  –  Desourdy  –  Desrosiers

 Doyon  – Dubreuil  –  Duplessis  –  Duportail

Everaire  –  Fabre  –  Francoeur  –  Hémério

Jolicoeur  –  Lagrange  –  Laplume  –  Laporte
Lataupine  –  Lefebvre  –  Lespérance  –   Léveillé

MacKenzie  –  Maureau  –  Mero  –  Morau(t)  –  Mord

Moriau  –  Moro(s)  –  St.Onge


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 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).

Marguerite Morin was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on March 31st, 1649 in Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle Parish in Orleans (Loiret), France. Her parents were Francois Moreau and Anne Giot (m. May 13th, 1637 in Orleans, France). Marguerite died or was buried on October 20th, 1690 in Hotel-Dieu, Quebec. [Baptismal record]

Marguerite-Francoise Moreau was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Francois Moreau and Francoise Gardien of Paris, France. They had been married in Paris on July 10th, 1644. Marguerite-Francoise’s maternal grandparents were Jean Gardien and Marguerite Laurens. She was born about 1655 and died or was buried on October 16th, 1718 in La Prairie, Quebec.




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Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Evelyn in Montreal: Cote & Moreau, Vercheres

Reader Query: The Viaus of Kahnawake (2/2)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy



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External Links

Moreau, Edme | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


Maison Gabriel | Find a shoe that fit

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




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