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French Canadian Pioneers: The Berubes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Damien Berube | Jeanne Savonet

August 22nd, 1679 L’Islet

[Occ. mason]

 [Genealogical notes]

Source: Researchers – Patrick Martin-Beaulieu, Denis Leclerc, Lise Dandonneau, Nicolas Cosse



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 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!


Extra notes for a reader

Damien Berube was born on February 1st, 1647 and baptized the next day. He was from Roquefort (Notre-Dame) (Seine-Maritime), France. His parents were Robert Berube and Catherine Ferrecoq. He was a mason and the earliest mention of him in Quebec was in 1671. Damien had the following siblings who were baptized in Roquefort: Jean-Baptiste (who married Anne Jourdain and then Suzanne Troudet), Pierre-Robert-Piyotte (who married: Marthe-Massette Varin), Marie, Catherine and Adrien.

Damien’s father was born on July 30th, 1601 in Limesy (St-Martin). Damien’s  paternal grandparents were Robert Berube and Adenette Petit who were married in Limesy (St-Martin) on August 4th, 1592.

Damien’s mother Catherine Ferrecoq was the daughter of Nicolas and Catherine Mignot and she was born January 22nd, 1602.

Damien Berube married Jeanne Savant in New France on August 22nd, 1679 in L’Islet. He either died or was buried in Riviera-Ouelle on March 7th, 1688.

All the above information is freely available at Fichier Origine.


Related Posts

Index:  Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Damien Berube, Stonemason | A Portrait Gallery

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Jean Theriault & Josette Berube. Descendants from 1769-1911

Index: Notre-Dame-de-Liesse (Riviere-Ouelle)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


First Nations Marriage Records – Berube Surname

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



External Links

Maison Gabriel | Stone and Brick

Familles Berube (French) | Surname Association 



January 27, 2018 - Posted by | . | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. My father Joseph Berube comes from the family of Damien Berube and he lived with his family on the Gaspe peninsula and moved to Alberta when he was 18 years old. My uncle Richard Davies gathered many facts about the Berube family and he went to France to begin his book.


    Comment by Denise Wood | February 17, 2020 | Reply

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