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Brunet | French Canadian Pioneers: The Brunets of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Brunet - French Canadian Pioneers


Alexis Brunet / Dauphine  |  Marie-Josephe Harnois

November 25th, 1732 Quebec

[Occ. master tailor]

Antoine Brunet dit Bellehumeur  |  Francoise Moisan / Moysan

November 28th, 1663  Montreal

Francoise was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note)

Augustin Brunet / Bonvouloir  |  Anne Refort

November 6th, 1698 Quebec

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de St. Jean]

Francois Brunet / Bourbonnais  |  Barbe Beauvais

July 11th, 1672  Montreal

[Occ. settler]

Mathieu Brunet / Letang  |  Marie Blanchard

November 10th, 1667  Quebec

[Occ. labourer]

Pierre Brunet  |  Angelique Lefebvre

September 4th, 1690 Quebec

[Occ. carpenter]

Pierre-Andre Brunet  |  Marie Allard

July 13th, 1767 St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu

[Occ. merchant]

Vincent Brunet  |  Jeanne Crevier

June 9th, 1681 Beauport

[Occ. settler]



Theodore Sureau  |  Francoise Brunet

November 8th, 1663 Quebec

[Occ. settler]



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).

Francois Moisan was a Fille du Roi. She was born about 1645 in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime, France) to Abel Moysan and Marie Simiot. She died or was buried in Contrecoeur on November 2nd, 1718. Her father had been a labourer and then a gardener. Francois married a second time to Pierre Perthuis in 1707.


Fille du Roi Francoise Moisan / Moysan



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Hector Leger & Alblanda Brunet | Evelyn in Montreal

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Census Records – Brunet Surname

Unorg Marquette S-6 | American Indian (1901)  March 2021


First Nations Marriage Records – Brunet Surname

GIRO …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

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

Maison Gabriel | Eighth Episode Building a solid structure


BRUNET, JEAN (merchant butcher)  | Dictionary of Canadian Biography 

Maison Gabriel | Working as a butcher in New France



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