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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lopez dit Maderes of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Lopez dit Madere, Emmanuel  |  Marguerite Renaud / Renault


Emmanuel Lopez dit Madere  |  Marguerite Renaud / Renault

October 3rd, 1667 Quebec

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



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).

Marguerite Renault Renaud was a Fille du Roi. She was born on February 16th, 1641 and baptized the next day in Notre-Dame Parish (Ligny-en-Barrois, France). Her parents were Reined Renaud or Claude Renault and Marguerite Pion. Marguerite died before February 25th, 1675.



Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

The Battle of Riviere-Ouelle

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

A – L | Six Nations Modern Surnames: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

The Militia in New France | National Battlefields Commission


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