A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Ducharmes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi


Fiacre Ducharme / Lafontaine  |  Marie Pacreau

January 13th, 1659  Montreal

[Occ. carpenter]

Source: Researcher Jean-Paul Macouin


Francois Ducharme / Repoche / Ripoche |  Catherine Gaborit

June 26th, 1651 La Rochelle (France)

[Occ. labourer]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Gadabout, Lise Dandonneau



Pierre Roy  |  Catherine Ducharme

January 12th, 1672 Montreal

Catherine was a Fille du Roy (see 2nd note below)

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin ; Lise Dandonneau



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).

Catherine was a Fille du Roy. Catherine was born about 1657 and was the daughter of master carpenter Jean Ducharme and his wife Catherine Dupre. Her parents had been married in Paris, France in January of 1657. [[Genealogical  notes – in French]



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Fiacre Ducharme, Master Carpenter | Portrait Gallery

Core Index; Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



Ducharme | Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surnames | Metis, American Indian, Mixed-heritage Cree/French  NEW!




External Links

Filles du Roi | Canada A People’s History (CBC Canada) 



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