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French-Canadian Pioneers: The Germains of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Germain + Perrin, Lemoine, Roy, Coignard LOCATIONS: Montreal, Contrecoeur, Quebec | Vintage postcard of Contrecoeur, Quebec, rowboats on the water



Francois Germain / St. Germain  |  Marie-Anne Perrin

June 14th, 1716  Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de St. Martin]

Source: Researchers – Marie-Anne Perrin


Francois-Joseph de Germain  |  Agnes-Josephe Lemoine

December 11th, 1755 Montreal

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de la Reine]

Source: Researchers – Cyrille De Germain, Lise Dandonneau


Jean-Francois Germain  | Clemence Roy

February 3rd, 1817 Contrecoeur

[Occ. mil., Regiment de Meuron]

Source: Researchers – Maurice Vallée


Robert Germain / Germaine | Marie Cagnart / Coignard

October 29th, 1669 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Gen. notes + primary documents – French]

Source: Researchers – Christiane Germain



Variations and associated surnames

Bolduc  –  Boyer  –  Clément  –  Cureux  –  Délisle  –  Dorila
Duplanty  –  Fermaine  – Hardy  –  Héry  –  Lafontaine  –  Langlois
Magny  –  Many  –  Marchand  –  Mavey  –  Saint-Germain
Sirois  –  Thouin  –  Touin


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



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames | Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


Germain, St. Germain |  Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Montagnais, Mixed: French, Montagnais, Cree  March 2021




External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Germain, Charles | Canadian Dictionary of Biography





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  1. I also found the Cureux dit St. Germain as Squirrel in Aroostook, Maine and on a Maliseet land petition in New Brunswick. My family have Curo’s from New Brunswick to Maine to Minnesota. My sister’s DNA cousin matches have both Curo’s and Cureux’s. I’d love to talk to anyone else who has both families as cousin matches. I am trying to sort out if they are actually the same family. My email is bullnterrier@gmail.com


    Comment by bullnterrier | February 14, 2021 | Reply

    • That’s fascinating! I wasn’t aware of this surname spelling.
      Good luck with your search.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 14, 2021 | Reply

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