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French Canadian Pioneers: The Thuilliers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Thuillier + Desvignets, Bernard LOCATION: Montreal | Filles du Roi


Jacques Thuilllier dit Desvignets  |  Jeanne Bernard

April 29th, 1669  Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settlers]

Jeanne Bernard 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 Bernard was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on September 13th, 1645 in the protestant church of Sedan in the Ardennes (France). Her parents were Hugues Bernard (a tailor) and Pierrette Destournelle. She died or was buried on June 22nd, 1715 in Montreal.


Filles du Roy


Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bernards of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


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