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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Girards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


Etienne Girard / Provencal | Francoise-Raphael CalveQUEBEC SURNAMES: Girard + Bariteau, Beaune, Boscher, Brunet, Calve, Deviss, Filles du Roi, Forcier, Girard, Girard Native Innu Montagnais, Girard Native Metis, Poitras, Renaud, Voisin | Historic b/w drawing of Lachine's Old Mill - Le vieux moulin a vent sur la pointe a l'entree du Canal Lachine

June 2nd, 1752 Ste-Genevieve-de-Pierrefonds

[Occ. military, les troupes de la Marine, Cabanac]

Gabriel Girard / Lafleur | Genevieve Forcier

June 21st, 1762, St-Michel-d’Yamaska

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

Guillaume Girard | Louise Deviss

January 7th, 1748, Forges du St-Maurice

[Occ. worker at the Forges]

Jacques Girard / St-Jacques | Marie-Josephe Renaud

April 10th, 1758, St-Vincent-de-Paul (Ile-Jesus)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, de La Sarre]

[Baptismal record]

Jean Girard | Marie-Marguerite Bariteau

February 17th, 1744, La Prairie

[Occ. Faux saunier]  [Baptismal record]

Joseph Girard / Jolicoeur | Marie-Josephe Brunet

May 4th, 1761, Ste-Genevieve de Pierrefonds

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

[Baptismal record]

Joseph-Alexis Miotte-Girard / Beaumont | Angelique Boscher

September 7th, 1760, Beaumont

[Occ. Master Fariner]

Leon Girard | Clemence Beaune

April 12th, 1688, Lachine

[Occ. -]

Rene Girard / Brindamour | Marie-Josephe Poitras

January 29th, 1712,  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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

Urbain Girard / Langevin | Marguerite Voisin

About 1684, Quebec

[Master stonemason & cutter]


Isaac Bedard | Marie Girard

March 20th, 1644   La Rochelle (France, Protestant church)

[Baptismal record]

Nicolas Daudelin | Anne Girard

October 22nd, 1665, Chateau-Richer

Anne Girard  was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).

Charles Jobin | Marie-Madeleine Girard

February 9th, 1658  Paris, France

[Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]

Jean Jobin | Marie Francoise Girard

October 9th, 1639  Paris, France

[Baptismal record]



Variations and associated surnames

Birand – Breton – Brindamour – Bureau – De la Saudrais – DeCharlay – DelaSaudrais

Girardin – Godfoy – Guillot – Jean-Pierre – Jolicoeur – Lacroix – Langevin

Lapierre – Laplante – Larivière – Laroche – Lebreton – Lebrun – Loizeux

Maisonneuve –  Miot – Pressé – Provençal – Renelle

Sanschagrin – Sansregret – Vimont – Voillier




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’s been 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).

Anne Girard was a Fille du Roi.  Anne was born on February 10th, 1630 and was from St-Cyr-du-Vaudreuil, France. Her parents were Michel Girard and Francoise Graffard. He was a labourer. Anne’s paternal grandparents were Marin Girard (also a labourer) and Madeleine Hebert.  [for Quebec information see above] [Baptismal record]




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Evelyn in Montreal: Guertin, Cousineau, Taillefer (Metis, Algonquin?)

Evelyn in Montreal: Lauzier, Louis Roy m. Beaulieu, Marie

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Marriage Records – Girard Surname

BELL – BLAK | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

LAUG – LYAL | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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




Image Source:

Archives Montreal,

Vieux moulin à vent à l’entrée du canal Lachine


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