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Lafontaine | French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafontaines of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi

Denis Lafontaine / Fontaine / Berdin  | Marie-Anne Savard

June 12th, 1713 Quebec


Etienne Lafontaine / Boyer / Blanot  |  Marie-Therese Viel

October 26th, 1671 Quebec

[Oc..mil., Carignan-Salieres, de la Fouille]

Marie-Therese Viel was a Fille du Roi (see notes below).

Fiacre Lafontaine / Ducharme  |  Marie Pacreau

January 13th, 1659 Montreal

[Occ. cabinetmaker]

Francois Lafontaine / Jacotel  |  Suzanne Mantenet

August 16th, 1762 Montreal  [Genealogical notes – in French]

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, La Reine, d’Hebecourt]

Francois Lafontaine / Bernard  |  Charlotte Berthelot

February 16th, 1733  Quebec

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de Lantagnac]

Guillaume Lafontaine / Albert  |  Elisabeth Halle

August 25th, 1664 Quebec

[Occ. Engage]

Guillaume Lafontaine / Vanier  | Madeleine Bailly

July 5th, 1672 Quebec

[Occ. candlestick maker]

Jacques Lafontaine / de Belcour  | Charlotte Bissot

October 24th, 1728 Quebec

[Occ. secretary to Gov. Beauharnois]

See external link below for biography.

Jean Lafontaine / Chavan(e)  |  Marie-Josephe Vivier

February 26th, 1770 St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon]

Jean Lafontaine / Brochu  |  Nicole Saulnier

October 28th, 1669  Ste-Famille, Ile d-Orleans

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, Colonelle]

Nicole Saulnier was a Fille du Roi (see notes below).

Jean-Baptiste Lafontaine / Gibert / Givert |  Marie-Josephe Favreau

February 19th, 1759 Boucherville  [Baptismal certificate]

]Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, Royal-Roussillon, d’Estorc]

Jean-Vincent Lafontaine / Brochu  | Catherine Renusson

September 23rd, 1676 Montreal

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de La Fredyere]

Laurent Lafontaine / Philippe  |  Charlotte Giguere

October 15th, 1669 Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

[Occ. soldier, Trois-Riveres garrison]

Louis Lafontaine / Denis / Fontaine  |  Marguerite Sellerin

October 12th, 1671  Quebec  [Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Saliers, de Laubia]

Leger Lafontaine / Hagnier / Haguenier  |  Marie Fry Froy

October 7th, 1658 Quebec

[Occ. mil., soldier]

Louis Lafontaine / Robert  |  Marie Bourgery

November 25th, 1666 Trois-Rivieres [Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de Laubia]

Marin Lafontaine / Surprenant  |  Marguerite-Barbe Cartier

April 27th, 1699  Montreal

[Occ.troupes de la Marine, Maricourt]

Mathurin Lafontaine / Gerbert  |  Isabelle Targer

August 4th, 1659 Quebec  [Baptismal certificate]


Michel Lafontaine / de Laroche  |  Anne-Marie Bisson

February 15th, 1688 Sillery

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Michel Lafontaine / Blavot / Blanot  |  Elisabeth Delugre

May 13th, 1647 La Rochelle

[Occ. cobbler]

Michel Lafontaine / Paine / Penin  |  Marie Pothier

February 4th, 1699 Montreal  [Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de Livilliers]

Nicolas Lafontaine / Poirot  |  Jeanne Amiot

September 19th, 1673 Quebec


Pierre Lafontaine / Perras  |  Denise Lemaitre

January 26th, 1660 Montreal  [Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. cooper]

Robert Lafontaine / Conefroy  |  Marie-Josephe Metivier

August 19th, 1748 Quebec

[Occ. Navigator]

Valentin Lafontaine / Poirot  |  Catherine Poliquin

September 4th, 1769 Levis

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Vincent Lafontaine / Fontaine / Denis  | Jeanne-Francoise Roy

September 27th, 1683 Lachine

[Occ. servant]

This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer 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. 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).

Marie-Therese Viel was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on April 4th, 1650. Her parents were Charles Viel and Marguerite Lechevalier of Rouen, France. Marie-Therese had 8 brothers and sister.

Nicole Saulnier was also a Fille du Roi.Nicole was born about 1651 and was the daughter of Pierre Saulnier and Jeanne Chevillard of Paris, France.

Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

French Canadian Pioneers: The Fontaines of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Lafontaine | Metis, Algonquin, Cree, Montagnais, Mixed heritage: French | Surname Anchor Post  July 2021



External Links

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops | Regiment Royal-Roussillon, de la Reine

Royal Roussillon Infanterie | Kronoskoff 

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada

Maison Gabriel | Find a shoe that fit

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

LAFONTAINE DE BELCOUR, Jacques | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 



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