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French Canadian Pioneers | The Delagardes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers



Leonard Delagarde / Potvin  |  Marie-Louise Dion dit Guyon

November 12th, 1756  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Source: Researchers – Denis Beauregard, Lise Dandonneau



This series of Index: 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

The Delagardes | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy



External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



First Nations Marriages – Lagarde Surname

SAUN … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]




December 15, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , , ,


  1. I am trying to research information on my great grandmother. Her name was Marie Poeitvin and supposedly her father was an Iroquois Indian chief on the Canadian side of the Iroquois Nation. I have also seen her last name written as “Potvin.” The only information that I have was that she was born in 1858 in St. Johnville, Quebec


    Comment by MICHAEL LEMIEUX | February 7, 2019 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Can you tell me who she married and where she was married. Even if it’s the States it could help because sometimes the marriages are noted in the person’s parish of origin.
      Thank you,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 7, 2019 | Reply

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