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French Canadian Pioneers: The Letourneaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Chateau-Richer

 

David Letourneau / Estourneau | Sebastienne Guerry 

June 10th, 1640, Muron (St-Sixte) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lefebvres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

 

Montreal Pioneers ca.1830 Lefebvre surname

 

Antoine Lefebvre / De La Barre | Marie Mandat

September 14th, 1645, Paris Continue reading

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Cote m. Moreau | Evelyn in Montreal

Query from Joni Fortier: Looking for the parents of Gabriel COTE, and whether he married Adelaide MOREAU or Adelaide CHEVRETTE. His son’s death certificate says mother’s name was Adelaide CHEVRETTE, but the parish register for marriage apparently says Gabriel was married to Adelaide MOREAU. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Pages of Quebec

 

Jean Page / Piedferme  |  Marie-Madeleine Circé

November 13th, 1763, St-Philippe-de-Laprairie Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bastiens of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Philippe Bastien/Basquien  |  Marie Joly

May 14th, 1691 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin

 

Variations and associated surnames

Basquin – Brisson – Laprairie

Lefebvre – Legault – Ouimet – Proulx – Racan

Rocan – Vanasse – Venance

 

 


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 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

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames | Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

First Nations Census Records – Bastien Surname

Bersimis Escoumins | Innu, Montagnais (1921)

Mattawa | Algonquin (1881)

Ouiatchouan | Montagnais, Abenaki, Algonquin, Tete de Boule (Atikamekw), Mistassini (1901)

Paigan Reserve | Peigan (1921)

St-Thomas-de-Pierreville | Abenaki (1881)

 

 

First Nations Marriage Records – Bastien Surname

B – BELLE | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  UPD.

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

COON … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  most recent

EAGL – EYAJ | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

IAMA – ITAW | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

JACQ – JULI | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

M … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  most recent

MARB – MECH | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

NAAS – NILS | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

OKED – OZAN | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

QUAH – RUSS | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

THAN – THONA | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

V – VOLL | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

W – WEWE | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

 

External Links

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cote & Martel | Evelyn in Montreal

Query: I have Cote and Martel in my line as well, and many questions (gaps to fill in).  Have you heard of a Celina Cote who m. Victor Martel (supposed to be her cousin, I think). She was his second wife. They married December 7, 1908, in Mansonville (I believe). His first wife, was Ida Castonguay. I have a picture of Victor and Celina at their farm in Mansonville, around 1908. I know who Celina’s parents are, but not Victor’s. I am trying to figure out how they are cousins. My mother knew Celina, and said she married a cousin.  My great grandmother was Sophie Martel m. Hipolite (Paul) Royer. Sophie’s sister Rosalie Martel m. Celestin Cote. I’ve come to realize, that many of the brothers and sisters of one family, married brothers and sisters of another. There are many Cote/Martel marriages like this, which makes things get a little confusing. Continue reading

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