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Mousseau | French Canadian Pioneers: The Mousseaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

vintage postcard | Montreal history


Jacques Mousseau / Laviolette | Marguerite Sauviot

September 16th, 1658 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler, militiaman]


Variations or associated surnames

Laviolette – Monceau



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!



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Marriage Records – Mousseau Surname

C … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

MOBE … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Dec 2020

SNOW … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Dec 2020

W …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

WHEE – Z | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]




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  1. Were all lines of Mousseau dated from 1813 or earlier in Canada Métis. My great grandmother was Elmire Mousseau Landriault. Her grandfather was Gilbert Désilets Mousseau (my third great grandfather) born in l’Assomption Quebec in 1813. He married Colombe Domithilde LaJeunesse (who according to family tales was Métis as was he granddaughter).

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    Comment by M. Sean Chapman | July 26, 2021 | Reply

  2. There are lots of Mousseau in Newfoundland but they seem to be ignored on Canadian genealogy sites. I have wondered if Mouse Island was named for the Mousseau, rather than moose or mice. I was told the Island was a “mouse” a few hundred yards in the ocean where ships would run aground and then be plundered. Such is history.


    Comment by James Bertolino | January 15, 2022 | Reply

    • Hi!
      I won’t speak for others but I find Newfoundland genealogy very difficult to do. There are many fewer records online and the fact that Newfoundland joined confederation much later means that the census documents that I’m used to using are unavailable. I’d love to take a closer look at Nfld history/genealogy some day when I’ve finished updating the other provinces 🙂 Evelyn


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | January 15, 2022 | Reply

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