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French Canadian Pioneers: The Roys of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Roy + Aube Aubert, Auclair, Chatellerault, Deschalets, Ducharme, Dumets, Filles du Roi, Forin, Lacasse, Leblond, Ledran, Lelievre, Leroy, Major, Mallet(te), Manseau, Roiroux, Roy, Roy Native Ojibway LOCATIONS: Charlesbourg, Quebec, Montreal, Lachine, Contrecoeur, La Rochelle(France) | Vintage postcard of Eglise St.Louis de France, Montreal, Quebec

Andre Roy / Ray / Bellerose / Jolibois | Marie-Josephe Auclair

September 8th, 1752, Charlesbourg

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

Antoine Roy / Desjardins | Marie Major

September 11, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carignan-Salieres, Froment]

[Baptismal record]

Marie Major was a Fille du Roy (see 2nd note below).

Etienne Roy | Marguerite Navarre

August 26th, 1669, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler, arrived with his mother]  [Baptismal record]

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

Francois Roy / Tintamarre | Marie-Angelique Forin

November 22, 1728, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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

Jacques Roy  | Marie Roy

July 24th, 1747, Lachine

{Occ. military, Troupes de la Marine]

[Baptismal record]

Jean Roy | Genevieve-Anne Lacombe

February 6th, 1735, Contrecoeur

[Occ. settler]

Jean Roy / Leroy | Francoise Bouhet

June 5th, 1659, La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite)

[Occ. Engage]

Jean Roy / Leroy / Deschats | Marie Dumets

January 26, 1672, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. servant]

Jean-Baptiste Roy / Saintonge | Catherine Falardeau

July 20, 1750, L’Ancienne-Lorette

[Occ. settler]

Jean-Pierre Roy / Leroy | Genevieve Mallet

November 30, 1726, Ste-Foy

[Occ. settler]  [Biographical notes – French]

Joseph Roy / Chouigny | Marguerite Martin

August 16, 1694, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

[Baptismal record]

Louis Roy / Leroy | Marie Ledran

May 20, 1682, Cap-St-Ignace

[Occ. migrant, arrived with parents]

Mathurin Roy | Marguerite Bire

January 27th, 1637, La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite]

Michel Roy / Chatellerault | Francoise Aube

October 8, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Carignan-Saliere, Naurois]

[Baptismal record]

External link to biography below.

Nicolas Roy | Catherine Barre

October 22nd, 1627 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Catherine Barre was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)

Nicolas Roy / Leroy | Marie-Madeleine Leblond

November 18, 1686, Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. settler, arrived with his parents]

Nicolas Roy | Leroy | Jeanne Lelievre

February 1658, Dieppe (St-Remy)

[Occ. settler, arrived with wife]]

Noel Roy | Jeanne -Therese Lacasse

April 27th, 1690, Lauzon

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]

Noel Roy / Leroy | Jeanne-Therese Lacasse

April 27th, 1690, Pointe-de-Levy (Lauzon)

[Occ. settler, arrived with parents]  [Genealogical notes]

Pierre Roy / Leroy / Roiroux | Marie-Anne Manseau

November 3, 1761, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Berry, Villemontes]

Pierre Roy / Leroy | Catherine Ducharme

January 12, 1672, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. servant]  [Baptismal record]

Simeon Roy / Audy |  Claude Deschalets

September 3rd, 1668, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, L’Allier, Berthier]

Simon Roy / Leroy | Jeanne Godard

September 23rd, 1658, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. land clearer]  [Baptismal record]

Jean Aramy | Magdeleine Madeleine Roy

February 19th, 1662, La Rochelle (Ste-Marguerite)

[Occ. Master hatter]

Mathieu Binet dit Lesperance | Marie-Anne Roy / Leroy

October 21st, 1670 Boucherville

 [Genealogical notes – French]

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de La Fredyere]

Marie-Anne Roy was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Guillaume Changeon / Chaujon | Catherine Roy

June 9th, 1668, La Rochelle

Etienne Rajat dit Lyonnais | Marie Roy / Rouer

September 15th, 1661, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Georges Regnard | Marie Roy / Leroy

March 31st, 1686 Paris

 [Genealogical notes – French]

[Occ. Treasury clerk]

Pierre Vivier | Marguerite Roy

February 16th, 1665, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Variations and assorted surnames

Al(l)oire – Alorie

Bardin – Béland – Boniface – Bush

Chatellerault  – Chatellereau – Chouigny

Dagenais – De la Barre – De la Potherie – DeMarau

DeMonte-à-Peine – Deroy – DeSaint-Lambert – Deschats


Desjardins – Duc – Duroy – Dussault – Fusseault

Gagné – Jolicoeur – King

Labarre – Lacérène – Laforte – LaLiberté – Lapensée

Lapoterie – Larose – Lasseigne – Lauzère – Lauzier

Lauzon – Lepage – Lert – L’Espérance/Lespérance

L’Eveillé/Léveillé – Libois – Lil(l)ois

Loumier – Louvois – Mayeret

Mazaret/Mazeret –  Mazuret

Petitjean – Picotte – Poitevin – Portelance

Portelas – Potvin – Roi

Roiroux – Rouer – Royhaut – Saint-Amour

Saint-Jean – Saint-Lambert – Saint-Louis

Sauvage – Voisine

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-Anne Roy was a Fille du Roi. She was born about 1649 and was from Paris, France. Her father – Jacques Leroy – was a butcher and her mother was Marguerite Saussoys.  Marie-Anne died on July 29th, 1703. After her father’s death, her mother married Isaac Blanchard.   [Biographical notes (in French)] [for Quebec information see above]

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

Marguerite Navarre was a Fille du Roi. Her father Jean Navarre was a musician and dance teacher. Her mother was Louise Debrie. Marguerite was baptized on December 26th, 1641 in La Rochelle’s St-Barthelemy Parish (Charente-Maritime, France). and died or was buried in Charlesbourg on March 12th, 1725. Marguerite was first married to a merchant named Jean Razes. [for Quebec information see above]

Catherine Barre was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Jean Barre (a master pastry maker) and Marie Epy or Espie.  She was born on May 21st, 1643 and baptized on May 24th of the same month at the Temple de la Villeneuve in La Rochelle (France). She died or was buried in France after 1665. [Catherine’s baptismal record]   [for Quebec information see above]

Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Antoine Roy-Desjardins, Cooper | A Portrait Gallery

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Roy Edouard, Boursier Albina, Roy Clotilde

Lauzier, Louis Roy m. Beaulieu, Marie

Mercier, Joseph m. Coquiere, Marie Genevieve

Doucet, Alexandre m. Roy, Marie

Lortie Orphan Photo | Lortie Ed. married Caumartin, Legault,  Robert, Roy

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy

First Nations Census Records – Roy Surname


Provencher  |  Ritchot h-2  (1901)  June 2021

Selkirk, Fisher River | Cree, Metis, Saulteaux, Ojibwe Ojibway (1911)

New Brunswick

Dalhousie | Mi’kmaq (1911)


Gore Bay I.R. | Ojibway (1911)

Algoma Unorg. Terr. M(3)-2 | Chippewa, Ottawa, Iroquois (+1), Mixed (1911)

Sturgeon | La Croix, Seine Road, Northwest Bay …  | Ojibway (1911)

Wabigoon | inc. Lac Seul, Shoal Lake … | Ojibway (1911)


Canoe River, Ile a la Crosse | Cree, Metis, Chipeweyan (1911)

Green Lake I.R. | Metis (1911)

Moose Mountain I.R. | Cree (1911)

Willowbunch | Mixed – Cree, French, Saulteaux (1901)

The Territories

Athabaska A-8 | Chippewa, Cree, Saulteau, Mixed English, French, Scottish (1901)  June 2021

First Nations Marriage Records – Roy Surname

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

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

LAHO … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-SK]

MOBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts

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

ROBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON-QC]

S …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip

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

External Links – Military

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

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Berry, 1757-1760 | | Access Heritage 

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

External Links – Other

ROY, dit Châtellerault, MICHEL | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 

Maison Gabriel | Working as a butcher in New France

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

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

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