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French Canadian Pioneers: The Poissants of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


French Canadian surnames: Puissant, La Saline, Bessette Location: Quebec


Jacques Poissant / La Saline  | Marie-Marguerite Bessette

July 23rd, 1653  La Tremblade (Prot.) France

[Occ. mil. troupes de la Marine, De Noyan]

[Baptismal record]


Variations and associated surnames

Boileau  – Lasaline  – Laselle
Laselline  – Pascal  – Paschal


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!



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


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