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French Canadian Pioneers: The Turcots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Jean Turcot | Francoise Capelle

April 25th, 1651 Trois-Rivières

[Occ. settler] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Gagne + Daubigeon, Michel, Picard, Rose | Locations: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, St-Martin-du-Vieux-Belleme, Jauze, La Prairie | Daubigeon, Michel, Picard, Rose Vintage postcard of Rue St. Lambert in La Prairie, Quebc


Louis Gagne / Gasnier/ Bellavance | Louise Picard

October 4th, 1673, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

[Occ.settler, arrived with parents]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout

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Harel, Loiselle, Rose | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Rose Harel Loiselle


NE 1862 – DEC 1919

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Allains of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Allain + Caille, Rose LOCATIONS: St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, St-Laurent on Montreal Island


Charles Allain / Alain |  Louise-Marguerite Caille

January 7th, 1737, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures

[Occ. Engage]   [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – rchange Godbout ; Jean-Marie Germe ; Lise Dandonneau

Pierre Allain / Allais / Halle | Marie-Angelique Rose

August 26th, 1723, St-Laurent (Montreal Island)

[Occ. master mason and stonecutter]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Émile Vaillancourt, Lise Dandonneau, Jacqueline Leroux


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. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



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External Links

Allain, Jacques – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Alain, Jean-Baptiste, Dictionary of Canadian Biography

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

Maison Gabriel | Stone and Brick



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