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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Prevosts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


Historical uniforms | Carignan-Salieres Regiment | Nouvelle France - New France


Francois Prevost /  Provost | Genevieve Macard

August 1st, 1679 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., lieutenant, Carignan-Salieres, de Grandfontaine]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin


Jacques Prevost Provost | Jeanne Fauvreau

November 25th, 1669 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., Quebec garrison]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Lise Dandonneau


Jean Prevost / Provost | Francoise Leblanc

January 16th, 1678 Beauport

[Occ. settler]

Source: Researchers – Lise Dandonneau, Roger Leblanc


Louis  Prevost / Provost | Marie-Louise Senelle

May 2nd, 1719 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Marie Germe, Lise Dandonneau


Martin Prevost  | Marie-Olivier Manitouabeouich

November 3rd, 1644 Quebec (Notre Dame)

[Occ. master valet & store keeper for the Cie des Cent Associes]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Jean-Claude Testart, Denis Savard, Lise Dandonneau


Jean-Francois Foucault |  Elisabeth le Prevost / Provost 

November 14th, 1671 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Éric Mardoc, Lise Dandonneau, Denise Gravel

Elisabeth le Prevost was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)


Gaston Guay |  Jeanne Prevost / Provost

about 1650 Montreuil (St-Pierre-St-Paul Parish)

Source: Researchers –  Jean-Paul Macouin, Denis Savard, Lise Dandonneau


Martin Poisson |  Marguerite le Prevost / Provost

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

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Éric Mardoc, Lise Dandonneau

Marguerite Le Prevost was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)



Variations or associated surnames

Lafleur – Lagerne
Laviolette – Leger – Pascal
Prévot – Provost



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 le Prevost was a Fille du Roi. She was baptised on November 24th, 1644 in Rouen (France). Her parents were Adrien Le Prevost (a master tailor) and Marie Leblond.

Elisabeth’s sister, Marguerite Le Prevost was also a Fille du Roi. She was baptised in Rouen on October 28th, 1649 also in Rouen. 


Filles du Roy




Related Posts

Index: Headstones of St-Constant Cemetery

P – Q – R | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Census Records –  Prevost Surname

Atlin 44 |Kwawkewlth Indian Agency, Alert Bay, Fort Rupert, Quatsino …  (1911)

Naas, Kisumkalin | Nishga (Nisga’a), Tsimshian (1911)


External Links

Filles du Roi | Canada A People’s History (CBC Canada) 


Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

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

Carignan-Salieres | Canada A People’s History


Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine






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