A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gazailles of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

GAZAILLE Pioneers | Jean Gazaille / Bellet  m.  Jeanne Bonnot dit Bouveau and Jean Marie Gazaille / St. Germain  m.  Jeanne Touze


Jean Gazaille / Bellet  |  Jeanne Bonnot dit Bouveau

1672 [St. Ours] [Baptismal record]

[Occ. mil.,  Carignan-Salieres]

Source: Researchers – Jacqueline Tétreault


Jean Marie Gazaille / St. Germain  |  Jeanne Touze

October 8th, 1668 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de Contrecoeur] [Baptismal record]

Jeanne Touze was a Fille du Roi.

Source: Researchers – Benjamin Boyer, Pierre Tenant, Lise Dandonneau



Variations or associated surnames

Belet  – Bleau
Blet  – Blot  – Gazoil



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 Touze was a Fille du Roi. She arrived in Quebec on July 3rd, 1668 on board the Nouvelle-France. Her parents were Jean Touze and Jeanne Finot of Dreux (St. Pierre, Eure-et-Loir), France. Jeanne was baptized on November 17th, 1640.



Filles du Roy




Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada




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