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French Canadian Pioneers: The Tardifs of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Jacques Tardif / Tardy  |  Barbe Dorange

October 6th, 1669  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. day worker]

[Baptismal record]

Louis Tardif / Tardy |  Marie Allence

November 13th, 1669  Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]

Marie Allence was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)

Olivier Tardif / Letardif  |  Louise Couillard

November 3rd, 1637  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. clerk for the Cie des Cent Associes]

Jean Tardy  | Madeleine Palin

August 29th, 1735 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. naval carpenter]



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 these 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).

Marie Allence Allans  was a Fille du Roi and died outside of Quebec.




Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Violette Tardifs of St-Basile-le-Grand

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Marriage Records – Tardif surname

HERY … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]  Dec 2020



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