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French Canadian Pioneers: The Boyers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Auger, Bellet, Cartier, Filles du Roi, Gareau, Maclin, Martin, Musmach de Mingault, Pinaud/t Pineau(lt), Viel LOCATIONS: Neuville, Contrecoeur, Montreal, Quebec, Trois-Rivieres

Anicet Boyer / Jolicoeur  |  Francoise-Marie Martin

February 26th, 1680 Neuville

[Occ. soldier]

Etienne Boyer / Carpentras  |  Marie-Amable Gareau

January 30th, 1758  Contrecoeur

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon, Valette]

Louis Boyer / Bouyer / Lariviere  |  Madeleine Auger

May 5th, 1732 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Etienne Boyer / Lafontaine / Le Bouvier  |  Marie-Therese Viel

October 26th, 1671 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, la Fouille]

Nicolas Boyer / Bouhier  |  Marguerite Maclin

August 8th, 1667 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. carpenter]  [Baptismal record]

Jean Bellet dit Lachaussee  |  Marie Boyer / Bouyer

January 31st, 1663 Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. Engage]

Paul Cartier  |  Barbe Boyer / Boyere

October 23rd, 1673 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Barbe Boyer was a Fille du Roi (see notes below).

Pierre Pineau dit Laperle  |  Anne Boyer / Bouyer

May 14th, 1658 Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Jean-François Musmach de Mingault  |  Marie-Therese Boyer

August 20th, 1685 Paris

[Occ. merchant]  [Genealogical notes – French]

Variations and associated surnames

Argencourt – Argentcour(t) – Bélisle  –  Braies – Deslaurier(s)
Germain – Jolicoeur – Ladéroute – Lafantaisie – Lafleur – Lafontaine
Lafrance – Lambeye – Lapintade – Lapintarde – Larivière – Pellion
Poyer – Quintal – Sansoucy – Voyer


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!

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 Daughtersbecause Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fillereceived her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Barbe Boyer was a Fille du RoiBarbe’s parents were Thomas Boyere and Marie Fret, however her baptismal records show only her mother – Marye Fret(t) later known as Marie Froide. This is because it was not an official union.  Barbee was born on March 9th, 1655 and baptized on the same day.  She was from St-Maurice-sur-Huisne (St-Maurice, Orne). [for Quebec information see above]  [Baptismal record]




Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Arthur Gelineau & Marie Louise Boyer

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Census Records – Boyer Surname


St. Francois-Xavier N-2 | Mixed: Scottish, French (1901)

St. Laurent | Cree, Chippewa, Mixed (1901)

Waywayseecappos | Saulteaux, Cree, Sioux (1911)


Muskeg Lake | Cree, Mixed (1901)

Battleford North | Cree, Mixed (1901)

Duck Lake | Mixed (1901)

Prince Albert  |  Townships 44 | Chip., Cree (1911)   June 2021

Prince Albert West | Cree, Mixed (1901)

Batoche | Mixed Cree, French (1901)


Nipissing  | May, Salter & Township 116 P(1)-2   June 2021

Garden River I.R. (K) | Ottawa, Chippewa, Mixed: Scottish, French (1901)

Garden River I.R. (1) | Inc. Michipicoten Indian Reserve, Goulais Bay Indian Reserve, Batchewana Bay Indian Reserve, Goulais Mission | Ojibway (1911)

Manitowaning I.R. | Ojibway (1911)

Thessalon I.R. | inc. Spanish Reserve …  | Ojibway (1911)

Wabigoon | inc. Lac Seul, Shoal Lake …  | Ojibway (1911)



First Nations Marriage Records – Boyer surname

A  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]

B …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   July 2021

BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Scrip]

COON  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

DOKIS    [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Scrip

LAHO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  July 2021

LAUG     [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]      August 2021

Q …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

R  … [CDN Marriage Extracts]

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

V  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 



Historical Newspaper Clippings

Indians on Warpath (1935) | Surnames: Boyer, Jacobs



External Links – Military

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



External Links – Other

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

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France



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