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French Canadian Pioneers: The Vallees of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Valle + Barsa, Bourasseau, Damien, Durand, Filles du Roi, Jussereau, Martin, Paris, Vallée Native Innu Montagnais LOCATIONS: Montreal, St-Michel-d'Yamaska, Quebec.


Barthelemy Vallee / Blois | Elisabeth Jussereau / Huchereau

January 7th, 1733, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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

[Baptismal record]


Francois Vallee / Lavallee / Pret-a-boire | Hippolyte Barsa

January 10th, 1761, St-Michel-d’Yamaska

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



Francois Valle / Gantier  | Barbe Loisel

November 28th, 1689  Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]


Jean LaVallee / Friloux | Jeanne-Ursule Paris

July 2nd, 1736, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Jean  Vallee / Lavallee |  Marie Martin

February 4th, 1666, Chateau-Richer

[Occ. settler]

[Genealogical notes – French]


Jean Vallee / Vallet / Sansoucy | Marguerite Damien

July 16th, 1712, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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


Pierre Vallee / Lavallee  |  Marie-Therese Leblanc

January 12th, 1665, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. master surgeon]

[Baptismal record]


Jean Bourasseau |  Perrette Vallee / Vallet

October 20th, 1665, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage]

Perrette was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).



Michel Durand | Cécile Vallee / Valet

October 27th, 1669, Quebec

Cecile Vallee  was a Fille du Roi (see second note below).


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).

Cecile Vallee  was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on August 28th, 163 in Dieppe, France. Her parents were Thomas Vallet and Cecile Falaise. Cecile died in Quebec after 1681.

Perrette was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on July 3rd, 1644 in St-Sulpice parish in Chalons-en-Champagne (Marne, France), Her parents were Nicolas Vallet and Catherine Mahuet. She died or was buried May 5th, 1676 in Quebec (Notre-Dame).  [Baptismal record] (see also external link below).



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Index: Headstones of Val Brillant (Matapedia, Bas-St-Laurent, Quebec)

Index: Grande-Riviere Cemetery

Index: Headstones at Petite-Riviere-de-l’Isle in Lameque (Gloucester, N.B.)

Ebenezer Ward and Mary Gray (Descendants: Gaspe to New Brunswick)

The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

An Acadian In Caughnawaga: Charles-Gedeon Giasson/Chiasson

A Dodier/Doyer In Oka

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


First Nations Census Records – Vallee Surname

Bersimis | Innu, Montagnais (1901)

Bersimis I.M. | Innu, Montagnais, Huron, First Nations (1911)

Dauphinais | Mixed (1901)


First Nations Marriage Records – Vallee Surname

AION  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Nov 2020

BAST   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON] 

BLAN  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]  

CARI  [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Scrip]

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

COON   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON] Nov

D …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-ON-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  April 2021

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

F  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON]

H …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

KASA  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

L  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON] 

LAUG   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] 

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts [ON] 

N …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON]

ROBE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

U …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

V …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-SK-QC] 

W …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]




External Links

Perrette Valle | Denis Thievin 

Languedoc Infanterie | Kronoskoff

Siege of Quebec |  Colonial Troops  |  Languedoc 

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760 | Access Heritage

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


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

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 



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  1. I am looking for the beginnings of my French Canadian family. I have traced Robert Vaillancourt back to 1600s. I am looking for Vallee sp. unknown. My mom born 1925 Fall River Mass. I had my DNA done through 23and me. I have Native American that I believe goes through Vallee line. Xavier Vallee her father.


    Comment by Sandra Smudzin | December 11, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hello,
    My Grandfather was Levis Vallee of Sault Ste Marie Ontario. His line, in North America, begins with Pierre Vallee/LaVallee and Marie-Therese Lablanc. I will check the family tree I have on Ancestry to see if there is a connection to Fall River


    Comment by Levis Becker | June 2, 2017 | Reply

    • It’s always fun to make those farflung connection 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 2, 2017 | Reply

  3. Thanks I am going to try to get info. It appears none of my family was born in this country but Theresa Vaillancourt. Anise Vallee daughter. I can not even find her my mother in the records.


    Comment by Sandra Smudzin | August 24, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello,
      1. If you are looking at your own DNA and you are a female, then I would understand that it would only be the mtdna that came down mother to daughter and so on. In other words, if this is coming to you from your mother, then you would have DNA coming to you from her mother only (your maternal grandmother) and not from the male side.
      2. If this is the case you would need to look at who your mother’s parents were and then at your grandmother’s mother etc.
      Do you have your mother’s name and her parents’ names?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 24, 2017 | Reply

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