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French Canadian Pioneers: The Petits of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

St-Pierre-les-Besquets Quebec | Petit surname | Quebec French pioneers

Alexandre Petit | Marie Dat

September 8th, 1647 Dompierre-sur-Mer

[Occ. merchant] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Girards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Etienne Girard / Provencal | Francoise-Raphael Calve

June 2nd, 1752 Ste-Genevieve-de-Pierrefonds

[Occ. military, les troupes de la Marine, Cabanac]

Gabriel Girard / Lafleur | Genevieve Forcier

June 21st, 1762, St-Michel-d’Yamaska

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine]

Guillaume Girard | Louise Deviss

January 7th, 1748, Forges du St-Maurice

[Occ. worker at the Forges] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Blanchards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of QuebecBlanchard Family Tree | Quebec & New Brunswick, Blanchard Genealogy

Alexandre Blanchard | Marie-Angelique Charon dit Laferriere

September 21st, 1727, St-Pierre (Ile-d’Orleans)

[Occ. -]

Etienne Blanchard / Berichon | Marie Jouet

August 16th, 1771, Lachenaie (St-Charles)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Berry, Milhau]

Francois Blanchard | Marie-Josephe Prudhomme

July 4th, 1757, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. labourer (beef cattle)]

Francois Blanchard | Marie-Josephe Robin

August 30th, 1762, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

Louis (Louis-Rene) Blanchard / Duval | Charlotte De Noyes

November 10th, 1728, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. troupes de Montcalm, Languedoc, Matissart]

Mathieu Brunet | Marie Blanchard

April 16th, 1646, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

She was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below)

Note: Some Blanchards are actually Acadian descendants of Guillaume Blanchard and Huguette Poirier who settled in Acadia in the mid-1630s ( as opposed to Quebec French Canadians).

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Blanchard – Variations or associated surnames

Belleville, Dorval, Hilaire, Houle, Hubert, Larose, lasablonniere, Norert, Petrin, Rainaud, Raymond, Raynaud, Renaud, Renault, Richer, St-Quentin, Thuraine, Turelle, Turenne

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BLANCHARDS FROM A CANADIAN FAMILY DATABASE

Blanchard grooms

Blanchard, Antoine | Theriault, Elisabeth
Married: 1707 Port Royale Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Augustin Gauthier, Melanie
Married: 22 Sep 1919 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Charles | Girouard, Madeleine
Married: 3 Jan 1718 Port Royale Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Hubert | Poirier, Emilie
Married: 1858 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Hyacinthe | Theriault, Odile
Married: Bef 1884
Blanchard, Isidore | Leger, Isabelle
Married: 1791 Caraquet Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Isidore Thadee | Theriault, Julienne
Married: 14 Oct 1822 Caraquet Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Martin | Guilbeau, Marguerite
Married: Abt 1720
Blanchard, Olivier | Admirault, Catherine
Married: Abt 1752 NB CAN
Blanchard, Prosper | Poirier, Angele
Married: 1869 Gloucester NB CAN
Blanchard, Rene | Landry, Anne
Married: 9 Jul 1726 Les Mines Acadie NS CAN
Blanchard, Rene | Theriault, Marguerite
Married: 1726 Grand Pre Acadie NS CAN

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Related Posts:

Memorial stone: Blanchard, Olivier, pioneer of  Ste-Anne-du-Bocage

Headstone: Blanchard, Hyacinthe – 1922 (Paquetville NB)

Headstone: Elmina Blanchard, wife of Frederic Theriault)

Blanchard, Olivier – Ste-Anne-du-Bocage (Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick)

Theriault, Odile, wife of Hyacinthe Blanchard  – 1950 (Paquetville NB)

Headstone: Antoine Theriault, first wife Louise Blanchard – 1949 (Grande Anse/New Bandon, N.B.)

Headstone: Sylvestre Theriault, son of Tharsile Blanchard –  1915

Early Acadian Pioneers of Caraquet, New Brunswick

A Canadian Family Headstone: Blanchard, Olivier – Ste-Anne-du-Bocage (New Brunswick)

Epicerie Blanchard of Caraquet

Native/First Peoples/Metis Marriages of Eastern Canada | MAB/MEY


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).

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