A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Provosts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


Francois Provost | Marguerite Gaillard

July 26th, 1664 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler]


Francois Provost | Genevieve Macard

August 1st, 1679 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. lieutenant, Carignan, de Grandfontaine]

See below for external link to biography.


Jacques Provost | Jeanne Fauveau

November 25th, 1669 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Quebec garrison]


Jean Provost | Francoise Leblanc

January 16th, 1678 Beauport

[Occ. settler]


Louis Provost | Marie-Louise Senelle

May 2nd, 1719 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]



Jean-Francois Foucault  |  Elisabeth Provost

November 14th, 1671

Elisabeth was a Fille du Roi.


Gaston Guay | Jeanne Provost

about 1650 Montreuil

[Occ. settler]


Martin Poisson | Marguerite Provost

October 27th, 1669 Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans)

Marguerite Provost was a Fille du Roi.



Variations or associated surnames

Prévost  – Provos


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).

Elisabeth was a Fille du Roi. Elisabeth was baptised on November 24th, 1644 in Rouen (France). Her father (Adrien Le Prevost) was a master tailor. Her mother was Marie Leblond. Her parents had been married on November 24th, 1641 in Rouen. The first mention of Elisabeth Provost in New France is in 1671. Elisabeth died or was buried in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec on January 4th, 1722.

Marguerite Provost was a Fille du Roi. She was baptized on October 28th, 1649 in Rouen. Her parents were Adrien Le Prevost and Marie Leblond (see notes in previous paragraph). The first mention her in New France is in 1669.


Filles du Roy



Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Census Records – Provost surname

Paigan Reserve | Peigan, Blackfoot (1921)


First Nations Marriage Records – Provost surname

BRAS … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  newly indexed  [AB]

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

GIRO …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ME USA]

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

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


External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

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

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine  

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada


PROVOST (Prévost), FRANÇOIS | Dictionary of Canadian Biography




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