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French Canadian Pioneers: The Royers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Royer French Canadian Pioneers


Gabriel Royer / Roye  |  Marie-Josephe Gauvreau

February 15th, 1757 Quebec [Baptismal record]

[Occ. armourer]


Jean Royer  |  Marie Targer

November 22nd, 1663 Chateau-Richer

[Occ. settler]

Marie was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


Jean-Baptiste Royer / Royet / Comtois  |  Marie-Madeleine Roy

November 26th, 1725  Repentigny

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


Jean-Francois Royer / Rouyer / Sansremission | Radegonde Palin

January 12th, 1756 Montreal

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



Variations and associated surnames

Com(p)tois – Desnoyers
Lachoisille – Royé – Royet
Saint-Jean – Voyer



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 Targer was a Fille du Roi. She was born on February 22nd, 1642 and baptized on March 2nd of the same year. Her family – including her parents Daniel and Louise Martin) were from La Rochelle (France). Marie died after March 9th, 1712.



Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External inks

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine



January 12, 2019 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , ,


  1. i was wondering if down the line their any indien blood i was told that there was for example Paul Royer married Rose Ann Lapierre who is supose to be a Algonquin in1875 on october 19 i have trace the Royer as far back as 1663 his name was Jean Royer married to Marie Targer please if you have any info e mail me to crobidas@outlook.com because not sure i can find this page again not to good with the computer SINCERLY YOUR COLETTE


    Comment by Colette Robidas | May 19, 2019 | Reply

    • Colette, I come from the same line. Please respond by my email address.


      Comment by Catherine Royer | May 19, 2019 | Reply

  2. i heard the same thing but not getting anywhere check with the indien affair in mattawa ont ps if you find anything out please let me know


    Comment by colette1875 | May 26, 2019 | Reply

  3. ps we do have the same blood line right fromJean Royer


    Comment by colette1875 | May 26, 2019 | Reply

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