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French Canadian Pioneers: The Desmarais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Canac _ Nourice, Rouillard LOCATIONS: Montreal, Ste-Famille (Ile d'Orleans)



Jacques Desmarais / Fleury | Marie-Josephe Ouimet

March 1st, 1729 St. Jean | Ile d’Orleans

[Occ. merchant]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Josée Tétreault, Lise Dandonneau


Jean Desmarais / Lepelle / Lepele | Jeanne Isabel

January 10th, 1667 Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]

Source: Researchers – Francois-Julien Labruyere


Pierre Desmarais / Petiteau | Marie-Louise Giraud

August 6th, 1726 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin ; Lise Dandonneau


Variations or associated surnames

Beaulac – Beaulau – Bernaretz
Courville – Demarais – Demarets
Demarre – Desmares – Desmarest – Desmaret
Desmarets – Desmarre – Desnoyers
Doyer – Durand – Dutourel – Fleury
Fol – Godet – Godfroy
Godier – Hyppolites – Lafleur – Lamothe
Laplanche – Lemetteyer – Lepelé
LePellé – Marais – Marette – Métayer
Perigord – Petiteau – Pinet
Sol – Tifroi – Trognon



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



Desmarais | Metis, Chippewa, Cree, French  March 2021



External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

Middle-Class Merchants and Traders | Virtual Museum of New France 



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