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French Canadian Pioneers: The Fortiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   


Antoine Fortier / Forestier | Madeleine Cadieux

November 21st, 1677, Beauport

[Occ. settler, arrived with father]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Émile Vaillancourt, Gail Moreau-Desharnais


Noel Fortier / Forestier | Marthe Golle

May 26th, 1638, Dieppe (St-Remi)

[Occ. servant]   [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Gail Moreau-Desharnais



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers  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!


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External Links

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


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  1. Antoine Fortier is my 7th great grandfather. My grandfather Lucien Edward Fortier, orgianlly from Montreal, moved west in the early 1900s and settled near Marathon, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior. He met my grandmother Doris Finlayson-Michano (she was mostly Ojibway from Longlac Band #58 and later Pic River Band #50) and they married in 1936. Doris’ was the great great grand daughter of Nicol Finlayson, who came to Red River (Winnipeg) with his brother Duncan in 1815 from Loach Alsh Rosshire, Scotland in service of the HBC. Nicol’s first native “wife” was Nancy Ka-na Ka-she-waite-was probably Cree or Oji-Cree. From this paring you will find their descendants still living at Longlac Band #58 many Ojibway Finlaysons (my relatives) and since several of the Ojibway Finlayson girls married Ojibway men at Pic River band #50 (now called Bigtigong Nishnawbe First Nation) you will find many additional descendants of the Ojibway Finlaysons from Longlac band there as well although they mostly married into the Ojibway family Michano there.


    Comment by James Fortier | August 22, 2018 | Reply

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