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French Canadian Pioneers: The Michels of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Andre-Joseph Michel Michel / St. Pierre  | Marie-Madeleine Arbour

February 1st, 1762 Neuville

[Occ. mil., Montcalm, Languedoc, Rennepont]

Source: Researchers – Michel Langlois

Louis Michel / Micheau | Madeleine Cauchon

January 9th, 1690 Chateau-Richer

[Occ. carpenter]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin, Esther Taillon, Lise Dandonneau

Oliver Michel / Taillon / Letardif  | Marie-Madeleine Cauchon

November 24th, 1671 Chateau-Richer

[Occ. settler)

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout ; Lise Dandonneau

Gilles Dupont  |  Francoise Michel / Michau

August 10th, 1670 Cap-de-la-Madeleine

Francois Michel / Michau was a Fille du Roi (see below)

Source: Researchers – Pierre Le Clercq ; Clément Vautour

Louis Gasnier  |  Marie Michel

June 11th, 1638 St. Martin-du-Vieux-Belleme (France))

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout, Robert Gagné

Variations or associated surnames

Beaudry   – Bécault
Becot(te) – Berthelot -Bichel
Champagne – Joucau – Labbé – Larivière
Laro(u)villière – Laruine – Le Gascon – Letardif
Lor(r)ain – Louineux – Michau(d) – Muind
Olivier – St. Michel – St. Pierre
Taillon – Valois

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).

Francois Michel / Michau was a Fille du Roi (see below). Her father was Briside Michau / Michelle. She had four brothers and two sisters. The family lived on a farm (Loge-sux-Convers) in Sennevoy.

Filles du Roy

Related Posts

List of Iroquois Confederacy Surnames (ON QC)

List of Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames (NB, NS, PEI, QC)

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

First Nations Census Records – Michel Surname


Edmonton Indian Reserve 133 | (1906)  April 2021

Edmonton I.R. | Cree, Iroquois, Mixed, Stony (1911)

Saddle Lake, Whitefish Lake | Cree, Mixed, Chipewayan (1901)   Michels

Saddle Lake I. R. | Cree, Chippewa, Ojibway (1911), Ojibway Census Records

British Columbia

Atlin 51 Villages | Tsimshian Tlingit (?) | Kitselas …..  (1911)

Cariboo | Shushwap, Mixed (1901) 

Kootenay | Kootenay (Ktunaxa), Shuswap | Columbia Kootenay …  (1911)

Okanagan |Okanagan, Sqilxw, Syilx | Chu-Chu-Wayha ….. (1911)

Yale-Cariboo  |  William Lake Agency  June 2021


Selkirk, Fisher River | Cree, Mixed, Saulteaux, Ojibwe Ojibway (1911)

New Brunswick

Alnwick | Mi’kmaq (1901)

Alnwick | Mi’kmaq (1911)

Nova Scotia

Shelburne I.R. 39 | Mi’kmaq (1921)


Missinaibi XX-5 | Ojibway (1901)  May 2021


Bonaventure Mann | Mi’kmaq (1921)

Mann & Restigouche | Mi’kmaq, Mixed, Abenaki (1901)

Maniwaki | Algonquin (1901)

Maniwaki I.R., | Algonquin (1911)

Maniwaki I.R. | Algonquin (1921)

Mingan, Riviere-aux-Grimmes | Innu, Montagnais (1921)

Natashquan | Innu, Montagnais, First Nations (1901

Restigouche  | Mi’kmaq (1911)

Pontiac |  Z-4  Abitibi …  | Algonquin, Cree (1901)

Unorganized Territory  |  Pontiac  38 (1911)   June 2021


Battleford I.R. | Onion Lake Band, Island Lake, Indian Reserve no`s 119 and 120 (1911)

Abitibi, James Bay, Matagama, Moose Factory, New Post | Algonquin, Cree (1901) [+Nipissing]


UNORG. TERR.  |  Mackenzie D-5  (1901)  Michal   June 2021

First Nations Marriage Records – Michel Surname

BAST    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

CARI    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

JACQ   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

LESO   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [BC]

MEGA    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [BC-SK-QC]

I …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

WHEE – Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [BC]

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