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French Canadian Pioneers: The Brassards of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 



Jean-Baptiste Brassard  |  Jeanne Quelve / Quellevee

April 26th, 1672 Quebec

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Jeanne was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note 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. The 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).

Jeanne Quelve / Quellevee was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Jean Quellevee and Marie Camus. Jeanne was baptisized on April 27th, 1652 in Evreux in St. Gilles Parish. Her paternal grandparents were Jean Quellevee and Barbe Lescuyer. Her maternal grandparents were Jacques Camus and Foy Boulanger.


Filles du Roy



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Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

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Non-Natives on Native Reserves

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Marriage Records – Brassard Surname

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