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French Canadian Pioneers: The Henrys of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Edme Henry  |  Genevieve Fournier dit Prefontaine

Janury 20th, 1760 Longueuil Continue reading

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The Leblancs | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

Leblanc, founding family of Shippegan New Brunswick | Genealogy of Baie des Chaleurs


Daniel Leblanc and Virginie Poulin (daughter of Fabien Poulin and Genevieve Robichaud) are the founding Leblancs of Shippegan. Daniel was a teacher.

Their children included:

  • Eutrope (m. Cecile Chiasson, daughter of Laurent Chiasson and Marguerite Caissie),
  • Alfred,
  • Olesine,
  • Marie,
  • Olive,
  • Emelie,
  • Delphine (m. Lange Duguay),
  • Josephine (m. Jean Chrysostome Arseneau, son of Antoine Arseneau and M. Blanche Leblanc),
  • Bruno Simon,
  • Gilette (m. Stephen Robichaud),
  • Antoinette (m. Etienne Savoie),
  • Charlotte (m. Nazaire Robichaud). On a  sad note – Genevieve Robichaud and her children Alfred, Olive and Bruno Simon all died of chickenpox in 1875/76.



Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Leblancs of Quebec

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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French Canadian Pioneers: The Perraults of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Perrault | Ethier, Filles du Roi, Heritier, Maugras, Menard, Perot, Perrault, Perrault Native Ojibway, Peyrote, Poulin, Raclos, Talon LOCATIONS: Quebec, Chateau-Richer, Montreal, St-Francois-du-Lac, Cap-de-la-Madeleine | Vintage photograph of the corner of Craig and Perrault streets (Montreal?)


Bernard Perot / Peyrote  | Marguerite Talon

February 22nd, 1704, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Carpenter – of barracks] 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 Merciers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Francois Mercier hunter and voyageur


Charles Mercier / Lajoie  | Marie Anne Lahaise

June 22nd, 1761, L’Assomption Continue reading

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Helie Breton m. Bisson | Evelyn in Montreal


US census Waldo, Belfast, Maine, showing family married about 1848 and they are also present in Maine in 1850. In the 1860 Us census they have following children: Amelia, Emma and Anora…. | Living with them the family of Levi Harts and wife is Lucy with children: Mary, Joshua and Jacob. Parents born Canada and children Maine Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Amyots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Amyot + Poulin LOCATIONS: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre


Jean Gentien Amyot  |  Marguerite Poulin

August 7th, 1673, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

[Occ. locksmith]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers Guillaume Lévêque ; Jean-Marie Germe ; Ghislaine Le Mauff ; Lise Dandonneau


Variations and associated surnames

Amiot – Amroi – Amyault

Beaucage – Bocage – de Villeneuve

Laperriere – Larpiiere

Licour(t) – Lusignan – Neuville

Villeneuve – Vincelot(te)


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!



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

Caron, Alexis & Adrienne – Amyot, Corrine

Jean Jacques Theriault & Magdelaine Grandmaison

Non-Natives on Native Reserves

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


First Nations Marriage Records – Amyot Surname

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

V – VOLL | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]



First Nations Census Records – Amyot Surname

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File Hills | Mixed (1901)  most recent





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