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French Canadian Pioneers: The Moisans of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

MOISAN French Canadian Pioneers



Pierre Moisan | Barbe Rotot

September 11th, 1673 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. ship’s pilot]


Antoine Brunet dit Belhumeur  |  Francoise Moisan / Moysan

November 28th, 1663 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

Francois Moisan was a Fille du Roi.


Variations or associated surnames

Lapierre – Méçan
Moison   –  Moizin  – Moysanne



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.



Filles du Roy




Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Marriage Records – Moisan surname

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


External Links

Navigation in New France | Library and Archives Canada 



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