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French Canadian Pioneers: The Girards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Etienne Girard / Provencal | Francoise-Raphael Calve

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]

Jean Girard | Marie-Marguerite Bariteau

February 17th, 1744, La Prairie

[Occ. Faux saunier]

Joseph Girard / Jolicoeur | Marie-Josephe Brunet

May 4th, 1761, Ste-Genevieve de Pierrefonds

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

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]

Nicolas Daudelin | Anne Girard

October 22nd, 1665, Chateau-Richer

Anne was a Fille du roi (see 2nd note below)


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



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Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | N/NICHI

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | Q/R

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

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


Image Source:

Archives Montreal,

Vieux moulin à vent à l’entrée du canal Lachine

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).

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