Quebec & Canada

Pierre Tremblay

Source Pierre Tremblay, ancestor to the largest french- canadian family was originally from Randonnay, in Perche Normandy. Only head of family with that name who came from France, he is the ancestor to all Tremblay families in America.

Pierre Miville

Source Swiss blood runs in your veins. In fact, Pierre Miville, your ancestor, was born in 1602 at Fribourg in Switzerland. Married there in 1629, he crossed over to Canada in the spring of 1649 with his wife and six children. He received a grant of land on the coast of Lauzon across from the(…)

Robert Drouin

Source He was in Canada in 1636 and in 1641, he already had a farm near the Rivière aux Chiens (river of dogs). His marriage contract of July 27 1636, (one year after the religious ceremony) which was concluded in the house of Robert Giffard and executed by Jean Guyon du Buisson in the absence(…)

Claude Bouchard

Source Claude Bouchard, a tailor from Saint-Cosme-de-Vair in Maine, France, first settled on the coast of Beaupré to the east of Québec. He was nicknammed “little Claude” to distinguish him from a namesake and because of his stature.

Our Filles a Marier

In order to classify our early Canadian forebears, we have decided to use the descriptions of The Filles a Marier developed by Peter Gagne. Note all those without links will soon have information pages for you to read… please be patient while the information is added to our site. All others have their tales described(…)

Filles à Marier –“Marriageable Girls”

The information contained in this Posting was sourced from numerous websites (all noted below) and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research.  All rights belong to the original authors. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. Source of the original materials that follows. Between 1634 and 1663, 262 filles à marier(…)

Carignan-Salières- our soldiers

Based upon the research we have done, it appears that the Rabideau’s are descended from a number of the Carignan-Salières Regiment.  As you will note, none of our forebears held particularly high rank.  They were, instead, the ‘backbone’ of their units!  You will see the various men highlighted in blue on the posting containing the(…)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

The following information was sourced from: and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research. All rights belong to the original author. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. This listing is a copy of one the original to be found at the following link: Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment(…)

Jean Bourdon

Though Jean Bourdon was an important figure in the early days of New France, there is a lot of confusion over his personal life.  Some have even given him three wives (married to two at the same time), and attributed accomplishments long after his death.  However, in the days of early settlement, there were two(…)

Anne Cloutier

Anne was born on January 19, 1626, in St. Jean De Mortagne, Perche France.  She was just eight years old when they arrived in Quebec and her father was always stirred up about something; constantly feuding with Robert Giffard.  Despite that, the family did quite well.

Zacharie Cloutier

Zacharie Cloutier was born on  February 2, 1589, in St. Jean, Perche, France; the son of Denis Cloutier and Renee Briere.  His mother died on May 1, 1608, and his father then married Jeanne Rahir-Gaultier on November 3 of the same year. A carpenter by trade, Zacharie’s interest in the ‘New World’ began early.  When(…)

Jean Cote

Jean Cote – Was born on February 2, 1643 and died on March 26, 1722 in Ville De Quebec.  He married Marie-Anne Couture; daughter of Guillaume Couture and Anne Emard; on September 11, 1669; and the couple had seven children:  Jean-Baptiste, Noel, Marguerite, Marie, Pierre, Guillaume and Anne.  Jean’s first wife died on November 26,(…)

Marie-Francoise Hebert

Marie-Francoise Hebert was born on January 27, 1638, in the small Quebec settlement; the daughter of Guillaume Hebert and Helene Desportes.   Her paternal grandparents were none other than Louis Ganton Hebert and Marie Rollet, and though Louis only lived for a short time at the French Trading Post, Marie kept the family together through epidemics,(…)

Marguerite Langlois

Marguerite Genevieve Langlois was born about 1602 in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. In 1619, Henri De Montmorency II and Samuel Champlain were recruiting workers for New France, and preference was given to young men with families.  At the time, many French people were becoming disillusioned(…)

Abraham Martin

There is a lot of confusion over the origins of Abraham.  He was born about 1589, probably at La Rochelle, but since his father Jean Galleran Martin, was known as “The Merchant of Metz”, he could have also been born at Metz, Lorraine, France. His mother was Isabel Cote.  Throughout his lifetime, Abraham Martin was(…)

Jean Nicolet

Jean Nicolet was a well known Coureur Des Bois, who first arrived in Kebec in 1618, settling amoung the Algonquins in Upper Ottawa, and the Nipissing on Allumette Island; learning their language and customs.  While on the island, he married a local woman and they had a daughter Euphrosine Marguerite, born in 1630.  At the(…)

Marie Crevet

Marie Crevet was born in 1621 at Benouville, Bayeux, Normandy, France; the daughter of  Pierre Crevet and Marie Le Mercier.  At the age of 15, she signed a marriage contract to become one of the  Filles à Marier or “marriageable girls”;  the first single women to set foot in New France since its return from(…)

Francois Langlois

Francoise Langlois was born in 1599; in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children born to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette. About 1618, she married Pierre Des Portes, an employee for the Company of 100 Associates,  representing France’s interest in the New World. Soon after the birth of their only child, Marie-Helene; Pierre and(…)

Francois Belanger

Francois Horlays Belanger was born on October 02, 1612; at Touque, Normandy, Orne, France; the son of Francois Lisieux Belanger and Francoise Belanger Horlays. According to the church records he was baptized five days later: “On the seventh day of October (1612) was baptized Francois Bellanger, son of Francois Bellanger and Francoise Horlays and was(…)

Philippe Amyot

Although technically not a Quebec Pioneer, Philippe was the father of several. Philippe Amyot arrived in Canada in the summer of 1635 from Soissons. He was accompanied by his wife, Anne Convent, and two sons, Jean and Mathieu.

Mathieu Amyot

Mathieu Amyot was a decisive and entrepreneurial man. He was granted land concessions at Trois Rivières, Sillerie, and near Québec. From the last concession he took the name Villeneuve since it was situated near Pointe Villeneuve. [...]

Quebec (Kebec) Pioneers

The Rabideaus are descended from a large number of original Quebec Pioneers. The histories such as we can find them, are to be found here. Please note that many people have contributed in the generation of these stories.  To the extent possible, we have noted the web locations, etc. for the materials.  Where we have(…)

Andre Robidou

Christening: 1640 Ste Marie, Galice, Burgos, Spain Burial: 1 Apr 1678 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Summary for Andre Robidou dit L’Espagnol Came to St. Lambert, LaPrairie, Quebec in 1670. Andre was part Spanish and of dark complection and was sometimes called the Spaniard. The 1666 census for the town of Quebec shows Andre as a sailor(…)

Pierre Desportes

Pierre Desportes- First History Samuel de Champlain sent Recollet priest Georges le Baillif to France as his delegate to King Louis XIII, on September 7, 1621. He was carrying a request to his Majesty from the principal residents of the country. This appeal is said to have been composed by Pierre Desportes, August 18, 1621,(…)

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