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French Canadian Pioneers: The Rainvilles of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


RAINVILLE French Canadian Pioneers: The Rainvilles of Quebec


Charles de Rainville | Jeanne Masse

September 4th, 1681 Sillery

[Occ. settler]


Jean de Rainville | Suzanne Badeau

June 27th, 1665 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]


Paul de Rainville | Rauline Poette

about 1637 Touques (St-Thomas Parish)



Nicolas Belanger dit Catherine | Marie de Rainville

January 11th, 1660 Quebec (Notre-Dame)


Pierre Marcoux | Marthe de Rainville

January 8th, 1682 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]


Variations or associated surnames

DeRainville  – Manevely




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!


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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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March 29, 2019 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , ,


  1. Jean De Rainville & Suzanne Badeau were my ancestors. What does “occ.settlers” mean?

    Thank you so much for this page! It’s wonderful!


    Comment by Jessica Bridgehouse | March 17, 2021 | Reply

    • Hello Jessica,
      Thank you for the comment.
      Occ. stands for occupation.
      It makes more sense when it’s soldier, sailor etc. In this case, it means that they were brought in as pioneer settlers (also known as “defricheurs” or land-clearers).
      Have a nice day 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 17, 2021 | Reply

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