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French Canadian Pioneers: The Rabouins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi


Jean Rabouin | Marguerite Ardion

October 28th, 1663  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. labourer]

Marguerite Ardion was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


Michel Rabouin | Genevieve Banliac

August 16th, 1734  Nicolet

[Occ. salt smuggler- see link below]

[Baptismal record]



Variations and associated surnames



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 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 Daughtersbecause Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fillereceived her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Marguerite Ardion was a Fille du Roi. Marguerite was born on August 11th, 1636 and baptized the next week on August 17th. Her parents were Pierre Ardion and Suzanne Soret. Her father was a master mason and a stone cutter. She died in Canada between September 28th, 1677 and September 8th, 1678.  [Baptismal record]


Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Deportation of Salt-Smugglers to Nouvelle France

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