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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bonenfants of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Andre Bonenfant  | Marie Louise Richard

February 4th, 1732 Neuville

[Occ. flour]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin ; Lise Dandonneau


Jean Bonenfant / Benard / Besnard  | Marie-Madeleine Perillard

June 12th, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. weaver]

Source: Researchers –  Denis Beauregard ; Jean-Marie Germe ; Patrice Bochereau

Jean-Baptiste Bonenfant  | Elisabeth Baals

June 1st, 1745 La Flotte (France)

[Occ. merchant]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Marie Germe ; Lise Dandonneau


Jean-Louis Bonenfant  | Veronique Lepage

May 26th, 1763 Rimouski

[Occ. settler]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macouin ; Lise Dandonneau


Pierre Augustin Bonenfant  | Marie-Archange Destroismaisons

August 2nd, 1819 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. butcher]

Source: Researchers – Romain Belleau


Variations or associated surnames

Bénard / Bernard
Goodchild / Marcoux / Ménard
Souliere  / Suliere


Note: Goodchild is a surname of English origin, however I’ve included links to Goodchild below in case as it could also be an  anglicization of Bonenfant.


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

List of Metis Surnames (Ontario)

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Census Records – Bonenfant & Goodchild Surname


Thunder Bay & Rainy River  |  Pic I.R. | Ojibway (1911)  Goodchild


First Nations Marriage Records – Bonenfant & Goodchild

BLAN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Bonenfant [ON]

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts] Goodchild  [ON] 

HERY    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Bonenfant, Goodchild  [ON] 

BLAN    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]




November 2, 2020 - Posted by | .

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