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French Canadian Pioneers: The Mattes of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Matte + Auvray LOCATION: Quebec | Filles du Roi



Nicolas Matte | Madeleine Auvray

October 12th, 1671  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Volontaire]  [Baptismal record]

Madeleine Auvray 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).

Madeleine Auvray was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on December 23rd, 1649 in Rouen (St. Vivien parish) in France. Her parents were Antoine Auvray and Marie Le Normand. She died or was buried in Neuville on May 6th, 1734. (see external link below).



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

Madeleine Auvrey | Denis Thievin 


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