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Jean Beaudoin, Militiaman | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions


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Lacroix m. Beaudoin | Evelyn in Montreal

Reader Query

My name is Melissa LaCroix and live in Massachusetts. I am researching my family LaCroix. As you can imagine its a bit confusing knowing which person you are related to. Especially when I get into records in Canada, everything is in French and I don’t read or speak the language. I know that my Great Great Grandfather was Napoleon LaCroix (1871-1918 died in Quebec, Canada) and married Amanda Beaudoin. I have traced her line and she is related to the Nobleman Solon Beaudoin. Amanda moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts after Napoleon died to be with her children. Some of her children were Edgar LaCroix (my great grandfather), Sylvio, Philip, and Conrad. I know there are more siblings.

I was wondering if you might have more information on this branch of LaCroix? Any information would be so helpful

Thank you and I look forward hearing from you

Melissa LaCroix


Information 1


Napoleon Lacroix (son of Pierre Lacroix and Angele Latulippe) married Amanda Beaudoin (daughter of Louis Beaudoin and Philomene Bernier) on May 12th, 1896 in St. Raphael parish in Bellechasse (Quebec, Canada). Continue reading

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Beaudoin m. Ashley | Evelyn in Montreal


My name is James C Beaudoin. My Father is Alton C. Beaudoin, My Grand father is Samuel Beaudoin.
My father was born in Whithall NY in 1913. Samuel was born in Whitehall in 1885 or 1886. His wife was Ema Ashley.    My Father had 2 siblings. an older brother and a younger sister who both died in 1917 of influenza. His parents split up and my father was placed in an orphanage in Troy NY where he stayed for about 10 years so he Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudoins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


traditional Quebec home with farming family in front yard next to vegetable garden


Henri Beaudoin/Bodin  |  Marie-Angelique Allard

July 30th, 1770, Mascouche

[Occ. Master tanner]


Jacques Beaudoin  |  Francoise Durand

March 24th, 1671, Ile-d’Orleans

[Occ. servant|


Jean Beaudoin |  Noelle Landeau

August 12th, 1659, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. Labourer]  [Baptismal record]

Rene Beaudoin  |  Marie Raclot

October 12th, 1671, Champlain

[Occ. settler]

Marie Raclot was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below).


Severin Ameau dit Saint-Severin  |  Madeleine Beaudoin

February 7th, 1662, Trois-Rivieres  [Baptismal record]

Pierre Hanard | Marie Beaudoin

January 30th, 1663 Dieppe (St-Jacques)

[Occ. settler]



Variations or associated surnames

Baudoin – Baudouin – Beaudouin

Bergeron – Bodin – Bodouin – Courcival

Gervais – Lapommeraye – St-Antoine


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. All these 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).

Marie Raclot was a Fille du Roi. Marie’s parents were Bon Raclot and Marie Vienot. She was baptized on February 2nd, 1657 in Chaumont-de-Bassigny, France. Her father was a merchant. She died before January 26th, 1697. [Genealogical notes + primary documents – French]




Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Jean Beaudoin, Militiaman | A Portrait Gallery

Beaudoin m. Ashley | Evelyn in Montreal

Beaudoin m. Morin, 1886

Lacroix m. Beaudoin | Evelyn in Montreal

Antoine Ascelin & Elizabeth Commandant (Maniwaki)

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



First Nations Census Records – Beaudoin Surname

Maniwaki | Algonquin (1901)

Maniwaki I.R. | Algonquin (1921)


First Nations Marriage Records – Beaudoin Surname

ASAI  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

BAST  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC] 

BRAS  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

CLOU [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON] 

G  … [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

O …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

W …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


External Links

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


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Beaudoin m. Morin, 1886 | Evelyn in Montreal

Kevin Chagnot had wanted to know about his great great grandparents Charles and Delvina Beaudoin who had emmigrated from Montreal around 1901. Kevin’s grandmother was Jeannette Beaudoin (m. Koelsch). Continue reading

September 14, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 2 Comments