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French Canadian Pioneers: The Davids of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Charles David / Davy | Marie-Madeleine Delage

July 29th, 1726 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. archer]

Source: Researchers – Denis Beauregard, Jean-Marie Germe


Gilles David / Bonde | Marguerite Blain

Feburary 13th, 1736 St-Roch-des-Aulanies

[Occ. navigator] [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Marcel Fournier, Lise Dandonneau


Jacques David / Davy | Marie-Louise Normandin

September 17th, 1715 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researcher – Louis Joyeux


Pierre-Antoine David | Marie-Josephe Laurencelle

April 19th, 1797 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. sailor, soldier]

Source: Guillaume Lévêque, Lise Dandonneau


Variations and associated surnames

Bruyère  – Lacourse  –  Lajeunesse  –  Laprairie
Larose  –  Mingré  –  Pontife  –  Tremblay



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. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!




Related Posts

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

The Davids | Pioneers of Caraquet

The Davids | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



David | Algonquin, BC First Nations, Chipewyan, Cree, Iroquois  May 2021



External Links

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 


November 21, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. You should do research On Cazelet/Causley and LaPlante/LaPlant That is my family and also the  Cadotte, LaForge Familes I am trying to find information on them. Thanks


    Comment by Christy DeRidder | November 21, 2017 | Reply

  2. You are missing:
    The Jacques Laviolette Desilets Mousseau (b1627 France) family
    Jacques was a soldier, logger, and farmer.
    He married Marguerite Sauviot Lavergne (Fille a Marier b1641 France) -married Sep 1658 in Montreal and had 7 children.
    Jacques Mousseau was recruited on 22 Sep 1653 and joined the militia of Ste. Famille, as a soldier of the 12th squad. Arrived in Quebec in 1653 for the Grand Recure to defend the Ville Marie.
    You will find them listed in the 1666 & 1671 Quebec Censuses. In 1666 he had 6 acres under cultivation – Isle d’ Orleans, purchased in 1655 and he passed on to his daughter and her husband.
    Jacques b. Sep 1627 Aze-le-Rideau, France to Nicolas Mousseau
    Died in 1694 Montreal.
    Check the Quebec Dictionary of Canadian Families – Tanguay Collection 1608-1890.
    Any more information please contact me.


    Comment by Mona Advocaat | January 1, 2018 | Reply

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