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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Roussels of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers
Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Baquet, Beaudry, Berube, Deslauriers, Filles du Roi, Leroy, Morin, Roussel | LOCATIONS: Quebec, St. Vallier, Montreal, St. Michel-de-Bellechasse | Vintage postcard of Riviere Ouelle.


Adrien Roussel | Catherine Beaudry

January 26th, 1757 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. merchant]


Francois Roussel / Rouxel | Marie-Anges Leroy

June 10th, 1743  St. Vallier

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]


Jacques Roussel / Bidet | Francoise Desfosses

October 18th, 1669 Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de Maximy]

[Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]


Jacques Roussel / Rouxel / Davia | Marie-Genevieve Berube

January 12th, 1750 Riviere-Ouelle

[Occ. settler]


Mathieu Roussel / Laliberte | Marie-Angelique Morin

August 30th, 1762 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Bearn, de Dalquier]


Robert-Leonard Roussel | Marguerite Baquet

November 4th, 1771 St. Michel-de-Bellechasse

[Occ. master tailor]  [Baptismal record]



Mathurin Ducheron dit Deslauriers | Marguerite Roussel

September 28th, 1673 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Marguerite Roussel was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd post below)



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!

Filles du Roi is the name that’s been given to about 700/800 women who emigrated from France to Quebec in the middle of the 17th century. They were called the King’s Daughters because Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fille received her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Marguerite Roussel was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized in St-Pierre et St-Paul parish in Mesnieres-en-Bray, France on Mary 12th, 1652 and died in Louisiana after 1700. Her parents were Jean Roussel and Louise Menil.




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers
Index: Filles du Roi

Riviere-Ouelle Memorial Headstone: Roussel/Berube/Emond

Index: Headstones of Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Michel Mignier dit Lagace & Marguerite Pelletier of Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

The Roussels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Irish Aylwards of Shippagan, New Brunswick

Alyward/Alward/Alyward/Elward – Some Elwards from Ireland to Michigan via Shippegan

Ebenezer Ward and Mary Gray (Descendants: Gaspe to New Brunswick)

The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy


First Nations Marriages – Roussel Surname

ASAI …   | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   newly indexed  [QC]

BAST … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   newly indexed  [QC]

CLOU  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  newly indexed  [QC]

H  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   newly indexed  [QC]

N … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts] newly indexed  [QC]

R  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   newly indexed

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


External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops

Bearn Infanterie | Kronoskaf 

Royal Roussillon Infanterie | Kronoskoff 

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 





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