A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Ferres of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 




Jean Ferre / Ferret / Lachapelle  |  Catherine Lair

September 19th, 1697 Montreal [Baptismal record]

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

Source: Researchers – Christian Siguret, Lise Dandonneau


Jean-Baptiste Ferre / Fere  |  Angelique Brisson

November 21st, 1762 St-Pierre-les-Becquets

[Occ. carpenter]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macon


Pierre Ferre / Feray  |  Marie Lasnon

November 24th, 1667 Quebec

[Occ. sailor] [[Genealogical notes – in French]

Marie was a Fille du Roi (see second note below)

Source: Researchers – Eric Mardoc



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers 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. The 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).


Marie Lasnon was a Fille du Roi. Her parents were Gilles Lasnon and Colette Laisne. Marie was baptized on September 22nd, 1647 in Rouen (France). She had three sisters and a brother who were baptized in the same place: Marie, another Marie and Nicolas.


Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



External Links

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



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