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French Canadian Pioneers | The Gaudreaus of Quebec


Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

French Canadian surnames: Gaudreau, Gautererau, Leroy Location: Quebec City


Gilles Gaudreau / Gautereau  |  Anne de la Vieville

October 15th, 1671 Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. Engage]  (Baptismal record)

Source: Researchers – Eugène A. Gaudreau ; Serge Goudreau


Jean Gaudreau / Gautereau  |  Marie-Jeanne Leroy

July 31st, 1679  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Eugène A. Gaudreau, Serge Goudreau



Variations and associated surnames

Bélair  – Chevaudreuil  – Gaudreault
Gaudrot  – Gautereau  – Gautreau – Godreau
Gotereau  – Gotreau  – Gottrau  – Gottreau


This series of  Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec  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!


Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Lagace/Mignier Marriages – A Canadian Family Tree (4)

Theriault Marriages (Brides)  (1) |

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 


September 27, 2018 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. I am a direct decedent of Gilles Gaudreau and Anne. Does anyone know if there is native blood down this line? my Great Grand Father Who came to Vermont lived on Abenaki land. His pictures clearly show Native features but I am unable to trace much information on him. Its taken nearly 5 years to get to Gilles, due to name variants. I have DNA matches to those of Native decent of Canadian tribes. Just curious where.


    Comment by MG | April 11, 2019 | Reply

    • Also Anne is a Filles Du Roi. She is not listed here but is on the official register. She is a dite La Vieville Pineau. Some places she is listed as Anne Pineau and others under La Vieville.

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      Comment by Mg | May 28, 2019 | Reply

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