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French Canadian Pioneers: The Sylvestres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 



Nicolas Sylvestre / Sevestre / Champagne  | Barbe Neveu

August 20th, 1667 Quebec

[Occ. mil. reg. Carignan-Saliere, de Grandfontaine]

[Genealogical notes – French]


Pierre Sylvestre / Silvestre  | Marie-Marthe Gendron

October 18th, 1685  Ste-Famille, Ile-d’Orleans



Simon or Jean-Simon Sylvester / Beausoleil  |  Marguerite Baillargeon

August 29th, 1763  St. Pierre-de-Sorel

[Occ. mil. troupes de Montcalm, de Guyenne, de Blau]



Variations and associated surnames

Beausoleil  –  Champagne

Ferte  –  Forte


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

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario  NEW

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

S – T – U | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Census Records – Sylvestre Surname

Iroquois Confederacy Surnames

St. Regis I.R. | Iroquois, Mohawk (1921)

Buffalo River I.R. | Chipewyan, Dene (1911)

Chippewyan Lake, Victoria | (1911)



First Nations Marriage Records – Sylvestre Surname

SIMO – SYLL | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]


External Links

Guyenne Infanterie | Kronoskaf  

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment de Guyenne


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