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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafrances of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi


Antoine Lafrance / Rougier  | Catherine Roy

May 24th, 1699  La Prairie

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


Francois La France / Barat / Deslauriers  |  Suzanne Colin dit Laliberte

February 26th, 1748 Montreal

[Occ.mil., sergeant, de la Marine, de DeNoyan]


Francois Laurence / Dubois  |  Anne Guillaume

October 19th, 1671 Quebec

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de Maximy]  [Baptismal record]

Anne Guillaume was a Fille du Roy (see notes below)


Jacques Lafrance / Levesque  | Marie-Madeleine Gosselin

September 30th, 1748 Quebec

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


Jean Lafrance / Gaudicheau / Godicheau  |  Marie-Josephe Harnois

April 7th, 1750 Quebec

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de St. Vincent]


Mathieu Lafrance / Hianveu / Yenveu  |  Marie-Marguerite Pepin

August 28th, 1752 Charlesbourg

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



Variations and associated surnames

Asselin  –  Aubin
Beaulne  –  Bosne  –  Boyer
Broussy  –  Brucy  – Chalu  – Danis
D’Ar)agon  – Da(r)ragon  – Denis  – Deslauriers
Desloriers  – Dragon  – Dubois  – Durragon  – Gauthier
Hianveu  – Hianvieux  – Huberdeau  – Hyanveux  –  Hyanvieux
Joignier  –  Jourdain  – Lesveque  – Lévaque  – Levesque
Lorance  – Masseau  – Massu  – Massue  – Ménage
Mercereau  – Niof  – Pinel  – Rougier  – Rougieu
St-Aubin  – Toussaint  – Toussin


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).

Anne Guillaume Guillaumot was a Fille du Roy. She was born about 1652 in Paris to Michel Guillaume and Germaine Arnolin. Her father was a a master saddler.  Anne’s paternal grandparents were Marin Guillaume and Etiennette Dollu and her maternal grandparents were Louis Arnold and Etiennette Guillebert.




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Lafrance | Algonquin, Iroquois, Montagnais, Ochhippawa | Surname Anchor Post   May 2021




External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

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

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine




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