A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Poulins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Claude-Basile Poulin / Poullain |  Jeanne Mercier

August 8, 1639, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. carpenter]  [Baptismal record]


Francois Poulin | Marie-Josephe Cauchon

January 24, 1763, Chateau-Richer

[Occ. fisherman]


Jacques Poulin / Poullain  |  Marie-Therese Marchand

November 16th, 1739  Pointe-de-Levy (Lauzon)

[Occ. settler]    [Baptismal record]



Maufils, Pierre | Poulin, Marie-Madeleine

November 19th, 1659, Quebec (Notre-Dame]

[Occ. settler]



Variations and associated surnames
Allaire – Athanase – Courval

Cressé – DeCourval – DeCressé – DeFrancheville

DeLafontaine – Francheville – Lafleche

Lafontaine – Nicolet – Saint-Maurice



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!


Related Posts

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Reader Query: A Labrie / Berthelette Lineage

Evelyn in Montreal: Helie/Breton, Pierre m. Bisson, Catherine

Evelyn in Montreal: Breton m. Bisson, St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


First Nations Census Records  – Poulin Surname

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


First Nations Marriage Records – Poulin Surname

PIGE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SAUN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]




April 12, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Ms Theriault, I am a direct decendent of Julian Mercier and a second Generation American. I have traced our tree back to Julian and his father in France. Would you know of any areas i could research???? I will be in Quebec City for the entire month of September. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you for what you do.

    Paul Mercier


    Comment by Paul Henri Mercier | August 28, 2017 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s