A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Rousseaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Antoine Rousseau / Labonte  |  Marie Roinay

about 1675 La Prairie [ Baptismal certificate]

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


Etienne-Julien Rousseau  | Agathe-Charlotte Morisseau

July 21st, 1738 Montreal

[Occ. assistant surgeon]


Francois-Dominique Rousseau  | Marie-Anne Cureux

June 3rd, 1749 Quebec [[Genealogical notes – French]

[Occ. merchant, royal notary]


Jacques Rousseau | Marguerite Guillebourg

July 28th, 1677 St-Augustin-de-Desmaures

[Occ. Engage]


Jacques-Andre Rousseau  | Marie-Charlotte Levasseur

September 19th, 1735 Quebec [Genealogical notes – in French]

[Occ. master cook]


Jean Rousseau  |  Marie Destroismaisons

June 22nd, 1699 Cap-St-Ignace

[Occ. Settler]


Jean Rousseau / St Jean  | Marie-Catherine Compain

January 21st, 1726  Montreal

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


Louis Rousseau  |  Genevieve Fauques

June 8th, 1711 Quebec

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


Louis-Alexandre Rousseau / Beausoleil  | Marie-Madeleine Savard

January 13th, 1744 Charlesbourg [Baptismal certificate]



Pierre Ratier  | Catherine Rousseau

April 3rd, 1704 Montreal [Baptismal certificate]


Charles Jobin  |  Marie Rousseau

February 16th, 1677 Quebec [[Baptismal certificate]


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!



Related Posts

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga | Part 1/3

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


Rousseau | Metis, Montagnais  NEW!



External Links – Military

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


External Links – Other

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

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 

Maison Gabriel | Doctor or surgeon, what is the difference?



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