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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gervais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers



Jacques Gervais / Talbot  |  Charlotte Sommereux

August 1698 Pointe-aux-Trembles

[Occ. settler]

Source: Researchers – Marie-Paule Talbot, Lise Dandonneau, Gisèle Barth


Jean Gervaise  |  Anne Archambault

February 3rd, 1654 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage, 1653]

Source: Researchers – Idelette Ardouin and colleagues


Marin Gervais / Gervaise  |  Francoise Monvoisin / Mauvoisin

October 16th, 1672 Ste-Famille (Ile d:Orleans)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Lise Dandonneau ; Jean-Marie Germe


Rene Gervais  |  Marie Jousselot

November 10th, 1669  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Genealogical notes – French]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Lise Dandonneau




Variations and associated surnames

Archambault – Beaudoin – Beauséjour

Biron – Cyr -Dupuis

Gervais – Gonthier – Harmond – Harnois

Hervé – Houde  – Houle – Leparisien – Parisien

Rivard – Saint-Aubin

Saint-Jean – Talbot



This series of Index: 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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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

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G – H – I | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

Jean Gervais, Baker | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

They Passed Through Kahnawake: J. Gervais and C. Lemire

Gervais McComber of Kahnawake, Quebec | Place Of Burial

A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy



First Nations Census Records – Gervais Surname

Egg Lake | Cree, Mixed (1901)  most recent

Mountain Mill | Cree, Mixed (1901)


First Nations Marriage Records – Gervais Surname

G …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]


External Links

Maison Gabriel | Sixth Episode Give us this day our daily bread

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

Gervais(e), Louis | Canadian Dictionary of Biography 



November 8, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Trying to find out what indian tribe the gervais family are from


    Comment by Shari Green | April 11, 2019 | Reply

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