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French Canadian Pioneers: The Racicots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers



Jacques Racicot / Leveille | Marie-Jeanne Labbe

May 6th, 1715, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. troupes de la Marine, St. Vincent]


Variations and associated surnames

Leveille – Rassicot



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 those particular French Canadian settlers. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


Additional Notes

Jacques Racicot / Leveille was born in France on March 27th, 1685 and baptized the next day. He was from Chateau-Gontier (St-Jean-Baptiste) (Mayenne) 53062 and his parents were Michel Racicot (a weaver) and Denise Blouin. His parents had been married on June 9th, 1676 in Bazouges (St-Martin), acne de Chateau-Gontier (Mayenne) (53024). The first mention of Jacques Racicot / Leveille in Quebec was 1712. He died or was buried in Boucherville on February 1st, 1774.

Jean Racicot and Lise Dandonneau (Fichier Origine)  state that after his military service, Jacques was first an apprentice shoemaker and then a weaver. They also list many siblings as well as Jacque’s paternal grandparents (Andre Racicot and Francoise Roale of Argentre) and his maternal grandparents (a tailor named Rene Blouin and Genevieve Vallee of Chateau-Goutier)

Wikipedia has the following information in English on the Troupes de la Marine –

Troupes de la marine – Wikipedia.




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

French Canadian Pioneers: The Fourniers of Quebec

Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (2)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy



External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



September 4, 2017 - Posted by | . | , ,


  1. Howdy Evelyn,

    My name is Madison, and Jaques and Marie-Jeanne are actually my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents. I was just wondering if you had any more information on them or if you could point me in the right direction to find more. I think it is admirable and really interesting what you are doing and any information would be helpful. I really appreciate your time.

    Thank you,


    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Madison | September 20, 2018 | Reply

  2. Note: Information added in the post above.


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 21, 2018 | Reply

  3. Evelyn/Madison,

    My paternal grandmother was Jeanne Alice Ainee Racicot, born 15 May 1899, died 14 April 1926. She is reported to have been from St Constant, Quebec, and met my grandfather in Boston, MA sometime around 1924 or 1925. Her father was Louis George Racicot, of Boucherville, born 1 June 1868 and died 5 June 1888.

    Im interested in determining if my paternal grandmother had any brothers and sisters (likely) if any of them might be still alive, or any of their children. In short, our family tree is undeveloped at this branch and I am interested completing it.

    Sure would appreciate the help.



    Comment by Robert Burns | July 26, 2019 | Reply

    • Louis Georges Racicot didn’t died in 1888, but married Rose Anna Monchamp in St-Constant, they had at least 11 childrens.


      Comment by Jean Racicot | July 26, 2019 | Reply

      • I mistook date of marriage for date of death. And yes, I show that my great grandfather, Louis George Racicot, marrried Rose Anna monchamp in 1888.

        Might you you know how to identify the 11 children of this union by name?

        Thank you for the reply.

        Bob Burns


        Comment by Robert Burns | July 26, 2019 | Reply

        • Hello,
          I’m just finishing up a post right now. It’ll be online in under half an hour.


          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 26, 2019 | Reply

        • Here is the post (still under construction)



          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 26, 2019 | Reply

  4. Hello, Evelyn! I wonder if there is any thread leading from the first Racicot quebecois settlers to Racicots who migrated to Lowell, Massachusetts? My sister and I are the only ones left here so there is no one left to ask. Our grandparents were Alphonse and Eliza Dupuis Racicot. Children were Leo, Raymond, Albert, Omer, Edmond and Marguerite. I know it’s a long shot but I thought I’d give it the old college try. Thank you! Leo


    Comment by Leo Racicot | February 16, 2020 | Reply

    • Hello Leo,
      I’m temporarily away from the site (except to publish comments) but will come back to your question eventually 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 17, 2020 | Reply

  5. Lowell, Mass. July 18, 1904 marriage between Alphonse Racicot (32 years) son of Joseph and Adéline Daigneau to Élisa Dupré-Dupuis (29 years) daughter of Azarie and Émilie Gaudette…. St-Mathias, July 20, 1868 marriage between Joseph Racicot son of Étienne and Adèle Livernois to Adéline Daigneau daughter of Joseph and Lucie Dumas.


    Comment by Jean Racicot | February 17, 2020 | Reply

    • Marieville, February, 15, 1847 marriage between Étienne Racicot son of Étienne and Louise Bouchard to Adèle Benoit dit Livernois daughter of Antoine and Charlotte Yon….St-Mathias, November 17, 1817 marriage between Étienne Racicot son of Étienne and Charlotte Robert to Louise Bouchard daughter of François and Josephe Fortin. For the rest: https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/GenealogieQuebec.aspx?genealogie=Racicot_Etienne&pid=520268


      Comment by Jean Racicot | February 17, 2020 | Reply

      • Merci, Jean 🙂


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 17, 2020 | Reply

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