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Blakely, Durand, Sansoucy | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

 

(loose translation)

Sister

St. Leon Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Samsons of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Jacques Samson | Marie-Anne Metru

November 26th, 1671 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Cadots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

Mathurin Cadot / Poitevin  |  Marie Durand Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Durand, Goulet

Headstone:  DURAND   | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries

 

 

ARTHUR GOULET

1884 – 1944 Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Marquis of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Marquis + Beaugrand, Durand, Nadeau LOCATIONS: Quebec, Champlain | Filles du Roi

 

Charles Marquis  |  Marguerite Beaugrand

September 18th, 1673  Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bernards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

 

Adolphe-Pierre Bernard / Chadrin | Anathalie Mongeau

April 27th, 1840, Varennes Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Simards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Simard + Racine, Durand LOCATIONS: Angouleme, Chateau-Richer

 

Noel Simard / Lombrette | Marie-Madeleine Racine

November 22, 1661, Chateau-Richer

[Occ. settler, arrived with father] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Vallees of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Valle + Barsa, Bourasseau, Damien, Durand, Filles du Roi, Jussereau, Martin, Paris, Vallée Native Innu Montagnais LOCATIONS: Montreal, St-Michel-d'Yamaska, Quebec.

 

Barthelemy Vallee / Blois | Elisabeth Jussereau / Huchereau

January 7th, 1733, Montreal (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Oliviers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

French Canadian Pioneers: The Oliviers of Quebec

 

Antoine (Francois-Antoine) Olivier / Gillet / Gillette  |  Marie Goupil dit Laviolette

January 13th, 1726, Quebec (Notre-Dame) 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

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

Beaudoin | Metis, Algonquin, Mixed-heritage   November 2021

External Links

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

 

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