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Lefebvre | 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

[Occ. Governor of New France]

[Genealogical notes – French]


Claude Lefebvre / Boulanger | Marie-Ursule Arcular

October 28th, 1669, Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. servant]  [Primary document]


Francois Lefebvre / Duplessis  |  Marie-Madeleine Chorel de St-Romain

January 7th, 1689, Champlain

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]


Guillaume Lefebvre / Lefevre | Catherine Damien

October 18th, 1685, Neuville

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]


Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre / St Jean | Cunegonde Gervaise

January 14th, 1676, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal report]


Jean Lefebvre | Marie Savard

April 23rd, 1675, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. cooper]


Pierre Lefebvre | Marguerite Gagne

September 4th, 1673, La Prairie

[Occ. settler]


Pierre Lefebvre | Marie-Anne Tanguay

March 1st, 1756, Berthier-sur-Mer

[Occ. settler]


Pierre Lefebvre | Madeleine Trudel

October 11th, 1674, L’Ange Gardien

[Occ. settler]


Pierre Lefebvre / Briquet | Louise dite Angelique Contant

February 20th, 1764, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Bearn, Bernard]


Pierre Lefebvre / Descoteaux |  Jeanne Aunois

1646, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]


Robert Lefebvre | Denise Gauthier

February 7th, 1667, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. servant]


Thomas Lefebvre | Genevieve Pelletier

September 8th, 1669, Sillery

[Occ. Engage]

See external link below for biography of Thomas Lefebvre.


Charles Turgeon | Pasquiere Lefebvre / Lefebure

about 1649, Mortagne-au-Perche

[Occ. settler, arrived with wife and children]


Mathurin Goyer dit Laviolette | Barbe Lefebvre / Lacroix

January 14th, 1669, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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



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 we’ve 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).

Barbe Lefebvre was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on March 19th, 1634 in Rouen in St-Vincent Parish, (Seine-Maritime), France. Her father – Jacques Lefebvre – was a whole merchant, and her mother was Barbe Thieulin. Barbe died on August 19th, 1691. [for Quebec see information above]




Related Posts

Pierre Lefebvre, farmer | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere de la paroisse de St-Joachim

Reader Query: A Dubois’ Maternal Roots In Kahnawake | Related Links

Reader Query: H. Guerin m. Z. Lefebvre | St-Remi (Napierville)

Evelyn In Montreal: Parents of Madeleine St-Louis/Billy

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


Lefebvre | Abenaki, Iroquois Mixed-heritage: French | Surname Anchor Posts  March 2021


External Links – Military

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

Bearn Infanterie | Kronoskaf 

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


External Links – Other

LEFEBVRE, THOMAS | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 

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

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



February 22, 2015 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Bonjour,

    REF Le couple ancestral Pierre Lefebvre / Descoteaux | Jeanne Aunois ci-dessus.

    Selon plusieurs auteurs, le patronyme standardisé de Jeanne est :
    Auneau ou Nounau. Le patronyme Auneau est fréquent en France, contrairement à celui de Nounau.

    Son nom est écrit de toutes sortes de façons dans les actes religieux, civils et notariés que j’ai recensés : Nounau, Auneau, Aunos, Honos, Hono, Anau, Einau, Anneau, Nau, Aunois.

    “Signature ADNmt/mtDNA Signature supposée par convergence/presumed by convergence (lignée par les femmes/by female descendance only) :
    Haplogroupe/Haplogroup : T2b3-C151T
    Fiabilité/Reliability : 50%”

    Selon un article publié en 2017 par Denise Gravel généalogiste, sa mère ne serait pas Jeanne Cutiloup. Pierre Lefebvre serait plutôt né vers 1616 à Sceaux (France) du mariage avant 1609 de Louise Olivier et Pierre Lefebvre l’aîné.

    L’autre hypothèse qu’elle avait évaluée, mais éliminée, est qu’il serait né à Sceaux (France) en 1622 du mariage en 1617 de Pierre Lefebvre le jeune et Jeanne Petitpont/Dupont.

    Pierre l’aîné et Pierre le jeune pourraient être frères selon elle.
    Denise Gravel, MSGCF, été 2017, cahier 292, pp 157-158.

    Signature ADNy/yDNA Signature supposée par convergence/presumed by convergence (lignée par les hommes/by male descendance only) :
    Haplogroupe selon Y-STR/Haplogroup from Y-STR : R1b-M269 (R-M269)
    Fiabilité/Reliability : 60%

    Ma question : L’ancêtre Pierre Lefebvre a-t-il lui-même porté le surnom Descôteaux dans les archives ?

    Son fils Michel Lefebvre La Ciseray
    Son fils Ignace Lefebvre Bélisle Denoncourt
    Son fils Ange Lefebvre Descôteaux



    Comment by DC | February 18, 2019 | Reply

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