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French Canadian Pioneers: The Desjardins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Aumier, Cadieu, Carpentier, Darveau, Filles du Roi, Lemire, Major, Nadeau LOCATIONS: Quebec, Montreal | Vintage postcard (1930s?) Desjardins Fourrures Store


Antoine Desjardins / Roy | Marie Major

September 11th, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carignan-Salieres, Fromet)

[Baptismal record]

Marie Major was a Fille du Roi (see second note below).

Source: Researchers – Georges Desjardins, Pierre Le Clercq, Denise Gravel, Louis Desjardins


Michel Etienne Desjardins / Louvard  | Francoise-Jacquine Nadreau

September 23rd, 1658 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Miller]

[Genealogical notes + primary document – French]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Marie Germe, Josée Tétreault


Francois Desjardins / Desboeufs / Delboeuf | Marguerite Cadieu

March 5th, 1726, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]   [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Denis Beauregard, Lise Dandonneau


Jean Desjardins / Guevremont | Madeleine Carpentier

January 21st, 1697, Chanplain

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Calonne]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Michel Guévremont


Marc-Antoine Desjardins / Rupally | Anne/Anne-Genevieve Lemire

November 9th, 1694, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Émile Vaillancourt ; Lise Dandonneau


Michel Desjardins / Senat / Senard | Marie-Therese Darveau

January 24th, 1757, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, La Reine, Desnoes]

Source: Researchers – Romain Belleau ; Lise Dandonneau


Philippe Desjardins / Bodin | Anne Aumier

January 12th, 1699, Charlesbourg

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Meloizes]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Fabien Raguy, Lise Dandonneau



Nicolas de Roissy | Francoise Desjardins / Chardin

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

[Baptismal record]

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

Source: Researcher – Jean-Paul Macouin



Variations and associated surnames

Abel  – Augier – Beau(din)  –  Beauval  – Bodin
Capel  – Charbonnier  – Chardin  – Chevaudier  – Combelle
Combette  – Comète  – Degonneville  Delbeuf/boeuf – Derupall(e)y  – Duverger
Duvesges  – Galand  – Godambert  – Gonneville  – Jourdain  – Lamarche  – Laplante  – Lauzier
Lourdin  – Louvard  – Roi  – Roulier  – Roy  – Rup(p)allay  – Salmon
Sénat  – Valet  – Verger  – Zacharie


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 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).

Marie Major was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on February 26th, 1637 in St-Thomas Parish in Touques, Calvados, France. Her parents were Jean Major (who worked for Heuqueville Barony) and Marguerite Le Pele.  [for Quebec information see above]

Francoise Desjardins / Chardon was a Fille du Roi. Francoise was baptized on January 10th, 1637 in Note-Dame-de-la-Pisotte Parish in Val-de-Marne, France. Her parents were Francois Chardon and Martine Godesfroy. Her father was a soldier at Vincennes Chateau. Francoise died on December 25th, 1682. [Baptismal Record]. [for Quebec information see above]





Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Reader Query: Laplante m. Desjardins

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Related Posts

Desjardins | Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surnames | Metis, Chippewa, Cree, Mixed heritage-Cree/French  NEW!


They Passed Through Kahnawake: P. St-Cyr & C. Desjardins

They Passed Through Kahnawake: S. Thurston & M. Charlebois

They Passed Through Kahnawake: O. Chartrand & E. Sabourin



External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops | Regiment de la Reine 

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Flour Milling | The Canadian Encyclopedia



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1 Comment »

  1. Your webpage/blog is wonderful! Thank you.
    I do not see my 7th great-grandfather on your list of early Canadian – DesJardins pioneers. His name was Claude DesJardins – married to Marguerite Cardillon.
    You can get info on him from the Canadian database:


    Comment by S Albert | June 13, 2021 | Reply

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