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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Latours of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Charles Latour / Desery  | Francoise Lorrain

October 25th, 1705 Montreal

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


Claude Latour / Huguet |  Barbe Petit

January 7th, 1725 Quebec

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


Guillaume Latour / Gourant / Gourne  | Catherine Jette

November 12th, 1674 Montreal  [[Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. tailor]


Guillaume Latour / Lecteur |  Jeanne Chevalier

October 19th, 1671 Quebec



Jacques Latour  |  Marie-Madeleine Lacoste

October 27th, 1760 Chambly

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


Jacques Latour / Loyer  | Marie-Madeleine Sevestre

October 22nd, 1653 Quebec

[Occ. mil., militia sergeant]


Jean Latour / Foucaud / Foucault  | Marguerite Prud’Homme

January 23rd, 1703 Montreal  [Genealogical notes – in French]

[Occ. surgeon, merchant, voyageur for Ouest]


Jean-Baptiste Latour / Colonges  | Marguerite Moisan

February 10th, 1749 Montreal  [Baptismal certificate]

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]


Louis Latour / Bonnet  | Marie Petit dit Lapre 

November 4th, 1760  Vercheres

[Occ. mil. corporal, troupes de Montcalm, de la Sarre, de d’Oms]


Pierre Latour  | Renee Dubois

November 15th, 1688 La Rochelle

[Occ. master bell maker]


Sebastien Latour / Villiot / Villot  | Marie-Louise Truchon

January 10th, 1762 St-Joseph-de-Lanoraie

[Occ. cabinetmaker]



Variations and associated surnames

Artau(l)t  – Arteau
Balard  – Baumeleblanc  – Beaume
Bon(n)et  – De la Tour  DeFoucault  – DelaTour
DeMassoings  –  Dés(h)éry  – Desyry
Dezéry  – Dufour  – Forget
Foucault  – Gournais  – Gournay
Gourné  – Huguet  – Jean  – Jérome
Laforge  – Leblanc  – Leblond  – Lecanteur
LeConteur  – Loyer  – Plancheneau  – St. Etienne
Simonet  –  Taume  – Thuillier  – Veillot
Victot  – Vieillot  – Viliatte  – Viliotte
Villiot(te) – Villot  – Wilhot


Kaniserentha  –  Tehonatannhon  –  Thonatannhon


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: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Latour | Algonquin, Iroquois, Mixed heritage | Surname Anchor Post  August 2021



External Links – Military

Guyenne Infanterie | Kronoskaf  

Siege of Quebec | Land/Regular Troops |  Regiment del La Sarre,  de Guyenne

The Militia in New France | National Battlefields Commission

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine


External Links – Other

Voyageur | The Canadian Encyclopedia 

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

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

Health and Medicine in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 





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