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French Canadian Pioneers: The Perrons of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Daniel Perron / Sure | Louise Gargotin

February 26th, 1664 Chateau-Richer

[Occ. clerk] Continue reading

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The Beaulieus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

Caraquet Pioneers


Olivier Beaulieu was probably from Kamouraska (Quebec) and is believed to have been  A fisherman. These Beaulieus descend from three marriages: Olivier Beaulieu and his first wife Marguerite Laviolette, and second wife Scholastique Mallet, daughter of Jean Mallet and Anne Gionet) and his third wife Henriette Martin (previously married to Pierre Allaire). Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Poulins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Claude-Basile Poulin / Poullain |  Jeanne Mercier

August 8, 1639, Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Allaires of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Allaire + Fievre, Therrien LOCATIONS: Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Charles  Allaire  | Catherine Fievre

November 10th, 1663, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Violette Allaire, Lise Dandonneau

Jean Allaire | Perrine Therrien

November 13th, 1662, Quebec [Notre-Dame]

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Violette Allaire, Lise Dandonneau



Variations or associated surnames

Alaire – Aler(e)  – Allair  – Aller(e)

Dalaire  –  Dalere – Dallaire

Halaire – Haler(e) – Laloire

Mongrain – Poulin – Sanasacon – Trinque


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer  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 of Quebec

Evelyn In Montreal: Parents of Madeleine St-Louis / Billy

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 



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Theriault Marriages Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1) | Theriault, A.J. to Theriault, Cyrille Pierre

This is the first in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the groom was a Theriault. I have excluded material that is already widely available from the early Acadian years as well as most recent marriages taking place in the mid to late 20th century. This index will be most useful to those studying the genealogy of Quebec Theriaults from the 1800s to the 1920s.  This is a Finding Aid, therefore – beginners in particular – should read these notes and contact me for more information if necessary:

1. SURNAMES I have regularized the spelling of many surnames. For instance, in the real world Theriault appears under many guises including Therriault, Tario, Terrio, Theriot etc. Also, when you find multiple surnames separated by ”  /  ” it does not necessarily mean that the particular individual was known by both names. In many cases it is a “dit” name that serves as a reference point to the original settler. In other cases it is alternate spelling. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Therriens of Quebec

 Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Therrien + Allaire, Rigaud, Therrien Kahnawake, Therrien Native Mohawk Iroquois LOCATIONS: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec | Map extract of New Brance that includes Trois-Rivieres


Jean Terrien / Du Ponceau  | Judith Rigaud

January 26th, 1667, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]   [Baptismal record] Continue reading

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