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French Canadian Pioneers: The Guays of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Hamel + Auvray, Baugeard, Gaudry, Levasseur LOCATIONS: Avremesnil, Sillery, Ste-Foy, Quebec


Francois Guay / Le Guay  | Anne-Madeleine Larchevêque

November 11th, 1687

[Occ. -]

Jean Guay  |  Marie Briere

October 16th, 1670  Quebec )Notre-Dame)


Jean Guay / Guiet  | Jeanne Mignon

November 10th, 1652 Pointe-de-Levy

[Occ. servant of the Jesuits]

Marriage record

Mathieu Guay / Guiet  | Therese Poirier

January 21ar, /68/ Quebec (Notre-Dame)


Gaston Guay  |  Jeanne Prevost

around 1650


Marriage record

Jean-Baptiste Guay  |  Agnes Simon

June 17th, 1691  Sillery


Jean-Jacques-Guillaume Guay / Leguay

October 14th, 1742  Beaumont



Noel Lavasseur  |  Marguerite Guay

October 30th, 1679 Quebec (Notre-Dame)


Jean Garnier  | Madeleine Legay / Leguay

November 6th, 1668

Madeleine was a Fille du Roi.


Variations and Associates Surnames

Castonguay  – Daragon  – DeGue
Dragon  – Frenière  – Fresnière  – Gastonguay
Gay  – Gué  – Guiet  – Guy  – Hévé
LeGay  – Leguay  – Quay
Turgeon  – Villars


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).


Madeleine Legay / Leguay was Fille du Roi. Her parents were Raulin Legay and Anne Delamare of Rouen (St.Pierre l’Honore Parish in France). Madeleine was baptized on December 7th, 1636 and died or was buried in Neuville on December 21st, 1708.


Filles du Roy


Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

French Canadian Pioneers: The Brieres of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Mignots of Quebec  

French Canadian Pioneers: The Poiriers of Quebec

The Poiriers (Caraquet) 

Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

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