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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 Beaulieus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Montreal | Historic Image | Seorefront, W. Scott Mirrors & Picture Frames


Claude Beaulieu / Thomas/Beaulieu | Marie-Madeleine Sceau

about 1689, Plaisance (Acadia, today’s Newfoundland)

[Occ. voiturier – in charge of transportation?]

[Baptismal record]




Jean Baptiste Beaulieu / Brillant / Briand | Francoise Itagisse dite Chretienne

July 6th, 1752, Michilimakinac (Michigan)

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Contrecoeur]



Pierre Beaulieu / Hudon | Marie Gobeil

July 13th, 1676, Quebec (Notre-Dame]

[Occ. servant]



Jean-Jerome Beaulieu / Legay | Madeleine Just

December 17th, 1685, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Merchant]



Rene Beaulieu / Albert | Francoise-Genevieve Arnaud

February 20th, 1708, Pointe-de-Levy (Lauzon)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, Granville]

[Baptismal record]



Variations and associated surnames

Albert – Bertrand – Brillant

Buchanau – Chauvin – de Beaulieu – Desrivieres – Diara

Diarsse – Dierce/s – Dufresne

Godfroid – Gourdeau – Hiens – Hierse

Lauguedoc – Lebel – Martin – Mont(e)pellier

Moulin – Palmier – Philippe – Pormier – Savache

Suchanau – Thomas – Viarce



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec 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!



Related Posts

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec

Index: Notre-Dame-de-Liesse (Riviere-Ouelle) Memorial Cemetery

Index: Riviere-Ouelle Cemetery – Haute-Riviere

Index: Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene

The Beaulieus | Pioneers of Caraquet

A – B – C | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Hudon dit Beaulieu, Pierre & Gobeil, Marie

Jean Hudon dit Beaulieu m. Marie-Anne Lizotte (N.B. 1865)

Who Was Caughnawaga Shoemaker Aurele Beaulieu?

Reader Query: Pierre Hudon Beaulieu’s French Roots

Evelyn in Montreal: Lauzier, Louis Roy m. Beaulieu, Marie

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Beaulieu, Aurele & Varin,  Marie Rollande

Finding Your Pioneer Ancestors in Quebec Cemeteries: Gilbert Beaulieu

Hudon dit Beaulieu, Wisconsin, Native American Connections


First Nations Census Records – Beaulieu

Fort Resolution | Chippewa, Metis, Slavi (1911)

Fort Smith | NWT (1911)

Manitowapak | Ojibway (1911)

Manitowapah | Crane River Band, Ebb & Flow Band | Saulteaux (1921)



First Nations Marriage Records – Beaulieu

BAST … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

JACQ – JULI | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]


External Links

Troupes de la Marine | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Siege of Quebec | Colonial Troops | Troupes de la Marine

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



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