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Grenier | French Canadian Pioneers: The Greniers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Charles Grenier | Louise Vezina

December 21st, 1664  Beaupre

[Genealogical notes – French]


Etienne Grenier / Garnier / Parisien | Marie-Josephe Rate

November 10th, 1760 St. Pierre (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Berry, de Villemontes]


Francois Grenier / Garnier / Pellerin | Jacqueline Freslon

January 21st, 1719 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]


Jean Grenier | Marguerite-Helene Grise

November 7th, 1753 Chambly

[Occ. settler]

[Gen. notes + primary document – French]

Louis Grenier / Garnier | Francoise Aubert

August 18th, 1820 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. watchmaker]  [Baptismal record]


Michel Grenier / Garnier | Genevieve-Marguerite Deroigny

July 27th, 1732 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator]  [Genealogical notes – French]


Michel Grenier / Garnier | Marie Langlois

September 20th, 1680 Champlain

[Occ. Engage]


Pierre Grenier | Marie-Josephe Guerin

July 21st, 1755 Charlesbourg

[Occ. settler]



Variations and associated surnames

Bissetre – Blage – Contois – Duperron – Garinet – Garnier

Gourville – Grognier – Groinier – Groisnier – Groiznier

Grunière – Guergier – Guerin – Laforge – Liévin – Masse

Métivier – Nadeau – Parisien – Pellerin – Perron

Poitevin – Saint-Germain – Saint-Jean



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!




Related Posts

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Grenier m. Pepin

They Passed Through Kahnawake: C. Marchand and C. Monette

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Census Records – Grenier Surname

Caughnawaga I.R. | Iroquois, Mohawk (1921)


First Nations Marriage Records – Grenier Surname

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]


External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Berry

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Berry, 1757-1760 | | Access Heritage 

Fort Chambly | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 

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




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