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Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Marquis of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Marquis + Beaugrand, Durand, Nadeau LOCATIONS: Quebec, Champlain | Filles du Roi


Charles Marquis  |  Marguerite Beaugrand

September 18th, 1673  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. tailor]

Marguerite Beaugrand was a Fille du Roi [see 2nd note below).

Gabriel Marquis / Auburnon  |  Marie-Josephe Durand

April 8th, 1755  Champlain

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de Vassan]

[Baptismal record]

Marc-Antoine Marquis / Canac  | Jeanne Nourice

November 9th, 1688  Ste-Fanille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ.  mil., troupes de la Marine, de Meloizes]

Pierre-Francois Marquis / Rigault | Marie-Madeleine Nadeau

May 2nd, 1744  Quebec

[Occ. -]


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).

Marguerite Beaugrand was a Fille du Roi.  She was born about 1646 in Paris, France. Her parents were Nicolas Beaugrand and Marie Chevalier. Her father was a shoemaker. Marguerite died or was buried in Quebec on April 11th, 1697.


Filles du Roy


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March 28, 2018 - Posted by | . |

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