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French Canadian Pioneers: The Chauvins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


The Chauvins - early French Canadian settlers


Jacques Chauvin  |  Marie Cauchon

January 16th, 1696 Quebec

[Occ. edge-maker]


Jean Chauvin / Cauvin  |  Marie Fauconnet

April 29th, 1696 Boucherville

[Occ. carpenter]  [Birth record]


Marin Chauvin / Lafortune  |  Gilette Banne

about 1649 Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]


Michel Chauvin / Ste-Suzanne  |  Anne Archambault

July 29th, 1647 Quebec

[recruit of the sieur de La Dauversiere]


Nicolas-Gilles Chauvin  |  Marie-Madeleine Cain

July 27th, 1738 Quebec

[Occ. gardener at the Fort]


Philipert Chauvin  |  Jeanne de Lahaye

October 25th, 1866  Quebec

[Occ. settler]

Jeanne was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below]


Pierre Chauvin / Le Grand-Pierre  |  Marthe Hautreux

September 16th, 1658 Montreal [Gen. notes + record – in French]

[Occ. miller]



Variations and associated surnames



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).

Jeanne de Lahaye was a Fille du Roi. No further information.


Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers   

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Marriage Records – Chauvin Surname

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

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

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

MOBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts  newly indexed [QC]


External Records

Seigneurial System | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Seigneurs | Virtual Museum of New France 

Flour Milling | The Canadian Encyclopedia






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