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French Canadian Pioneers: The Renards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Proulx + Fournier, Pinel, Sebile | LOCATIONS: Quebec, Blois (France) | Vintage postcard of Quebec City's Chateau Frontenac


Georges Renard / Duplessis / Regnard   | Marie Leroy

March 31st, 1686 Paris

[Occ. treasury clerk]


Jacques Guyon dit Dion  | Jeanne Renard / Lecointe

April 26th, 1672 Quebec

Jeanne Renard was a Fille du Roi (see notes below)


Pierre Amyot  |  Louise Renard / Taudiere

January 22nd, 1681  La Rochelle



Variations and associated surnames

Cadron  –  Cardon
Demoulin  –  Deslaurier(s)  – Lajeunesse
Lecointe  – Regnard  – Renaud
Saint-Pierre  – Taudière



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).

Jeanne Renard was a Fille du Roi. She was born about 1655 in Rouen(France) to Jacob Lecointe (aka Etienne Renard) and Marie Louvet. The first mention of her in Quebec documents is in 1671 which was just before her marriage.




Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index; Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


First Nations Census Records – Renard

Bersimis I.M. | Innu, Montagnais, Huron, First Nations (1911)


November 10, 2018 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Trying to research my mothers side of the family (Renaud). Once I get to my great grandfather (Joseph Renaud abt.1825-1885) I can find nothing. He came to Minnesota from the Quebec area. I remember my mother speaking some type of French when I was a kid. Joseph married an Elizabeth Perrault in MN. but her family came from the same area of Canada as Joseph did. I have completed Ancestry and 23 & Me DNA testing. Where to next?


    Comment by Michael Graves | February 17, 2019 | Reply

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