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French Canadian Pioneers | The Provencals of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Aube Aubert, Cadieu, Calve, Fourneau, Grimaud, Groleau, Nonsordine, Palin, Provencal, Rainville LOCATIONS: Beauport, St-Genevieve-de-Pierrefonds, Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Deschambault | Vintage postcard, traditional schoolhouse in Beauport.


Antoine Provencal / Isoir / Isouard  |  Marie-Therese Rainville

February 3rd, 1699 Beauport

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Etienne Provencal / Girard / Gerard  |  Francoise-Raphael Calve

June 2nd, 1752 Ste-Genevieve-de-Pierrefonds

[Occ. mil., de la Marine, Cabanac]


Jacques Provencal / Primeau / Grimaud  |  Anne-Catherine Nonsordine

August 28th, 1756 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. troupes de la Marine, de La Roche]


Jean Provencal / Buisson  |  Jeanne Aubert

November 20th, 1669 Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres]  [Baptismal record]


Jean-Trophime Provencal / Laurens / Laurent  |  Louise Palin

September 15th, 1738 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. navigator]


Joseph Provencal Galien / Gallien  |  Genevieve-Isabelle Groleau

February 6th, 1758 Deschambault

[Occ. mil., Montcalm, Languedoc, Rennepont]

[Baptismal record]


Laurent Provencal / Croze  |  Marie-Geneviee Cadieu

October 19th, 1761 Riviere-des-Prairies

[Occ. master weaver]  [Baptismal record]


Pierre-Paul Provencal / Bourgeat  |  Jeanne Fourneau

December 1st, 1730 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


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



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

French Canadian Pioneers: The Isoirs of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Girards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Letourneaus of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Languedoc Infanterie | Kronoskoff

Siege of Quebec |  Colonial Troops  |  Languedoc 

History and Uniform of Le Regiment de Languedoc, 1755-1760 | Access Heritage

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



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