Founding families of Île d’Orléans

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Three hundred founding families established roots on Île d’Orléans, one of the first settlements in New France. Today, their descendants can be found across the continent. However, some of these families have remained on Île d’Orléans, the cradle of French civilization in North America, since the founding of the colony hundreds of years ago.

 

 

List of the founding families souches of Île d’Orléans

A

Achon, Jacques around 1664
Allaire, Jean around 1658
Allaire, Charles around 1658
Amaury ou Maury, Jean around 1646
Ancelin, René around 1665
Arrivé, Jean around 1639
Arrivé, Maurice around 1649
Asselin, David around 1666
Asselin, Jacques around 1659
Aubin, Michel around 1664
Auclair, Pierre around 1671
Audet-dit-Lapointe, Nicolas around 1667
Audibert-dit-Lajeunesse, Étienne around 1699

B

Baudon-dit-Lagrange, Jacques around 1662
Badeau, Jean around 1663
Baillargeon, Jean around 1667
Baucher dit Morency, Guillaume around 1665
Baucher dit Sanssoucy, René around 1666
Baudon-dit-Lagrange ou Beaudon, Jacques around 1661
Beaudin dit St-Martin, Guy around 1667
Beaudoin, Jacques around 1671
Bellinier dit LaRuine, Étienne around 1667
Benoît dit Laforest, Abel around 1663
Bernard, André around 1664
Bernier-dit-Jean-de-Pari, Jacques around 1664
Béchard, René around 1690
Bidet-dit-Desroussels, Jacques around 1667
Bilodeau, Jacques around 1656
Blais, Pierre around 1667
Blanquet-dit-Lafougère, Adrien around 1662
Blouard, Mathurin around 1667
Blouin-dit-Laviolette,Émery around 1667
Bluteau, Jacques around 1665
Boissonneau-dit-St-Onge, Vincent around 1667
Boivin-dit-Bontemps, François around 1668
Bonneau-dit-Labécasse, Joseph around 1670
Bouchard dit Dorval, Claude around 1668
Boucher, Pierre around 1664
Bouffard, Jacques around 1668
Bouffard, Martin around 1668
Boulay, Robert around 1664
Bouvet, François around 1703
Brochu, Jean around 1666
Bussière-dit-Laverdure, Jacques around 1663
Buteau, Pierre around 1662

C

Campagna, Mathias around 1664
Canac dit Marquis, Marc-Antoine around 1685
Carbonneau dit Provencal, Esprit around 1672
Cassé ou Lacasse, Antoine around 1666
Cauchon-dit-Laverdière, René around 1667
Chabot, Mathurin around 1665
Chalut ou Chaleut, Pierre around 1656
Chamberland, Simon around 1666
Chandreau, Jean around 1661
Charet, Étienne around 1665
Charet, Jean around 1665
Charland-dit-Francoeur, Claude around 1665
Charpentier-dit-Lapaille, Jean around 1665
Chartier, Michel around 1665
Chaudreau, Jean around 1667
Choret, Robert around 1663
Chrétien, Vincent around 1665
Contant, Étienne around 1666
Cordeau-dit-Deslauriers, Jean around 1665
Corriveau, Étienne around 1669
Coulombe ou Colombe, Louis around 1666
Courteau, Pierre around 1691
Couttard, Robert around 1671
Crépeau,Maurice around 1662
Coquillier, Pierre around 1666
Croiset, Mathurin around 1663

D

Dalleray, Marin around 1665
Daniel,Thomas around 1709
De Bellot dit Dostie, Pierre around 1754
Deblois, Grégoire around 1662
Delage, Nicolas around 1674
Denis, Laurent around 1660
Desmarets, Jean around 1664
Delaunay, Jacques around 1657
Delaunay, Nicolas around 1662
Delomay, Claude around 1669
Délugré, Jacques around 1661
Dionne (Sanssoucy), Antoine around 1666
Dionne-dit-Sanssoucy, Jean around 1662
Dompierre-dit-St-Martin, Charles around 1673
Douaizon dit Lacroix, Sébastien around 1666
Dubé, Mathurin around 1667
Dubois, Jacques around 1666
Dubrueil, Jean around 1680
Duchesne-dit-Lapierre, Pierre around 1666
Dufresne, Pierre around 1664
Dumas, Charles around 1694
Dumas, François around 1667
Dumesnil-dit-Lamusique, Pierre around 1695
Dumont-dit-Lafleur, Julien around 1667
Dupas, Guillaume around 1669
Dupin, Louis around 1665
Dupont, François around 1662
Dussault-dit-Lafleur, Élie around 1665

E

Elie-dit-Breton, Jean around 1667
Emond, René around 1665
Enaud-dit-Botté, Michel around 1660

F

Ferland, François around 1679
Ferté, Guillaume around 1666
Filteau ou Feuilleteau, Pierre around 1667
Flibot ou Fribault, Pierre around 1669
Fontaine, Étienne around 1683
Fortier, Antoine around 1671
Foucher, Jean around 1664
Fréchet ou Frichet, François around 1681

G

Gaboury-dit-le-Major, Louis around 1666
Gagné, Pierre around 1709
Gagnon ou Gaignon, Robert around 1656
Garand, Pierre around 1669
Gariteau-dit-Casquet, Jean-André around 1669
Gariteau-dit-Casquet, Nicolas around 1664
Garinet ou Guérinet, François around 1670
Gaudreau ou Gotreau, Gilles around 1666
Gaulin, François around 1659
Gaulin, Pierre around 1662
Gauthier, Joseph-Élie around 1660
Gauthier-dit-Frappé, Jean around 1707
Gauthier dit Boisverdun, Charles around 1661
Gauthier dit Larose, René around 1667
Gendron-dit-Lafontaine, Nicolas around 1666
Genest-dit-Labarre, Jacques around 1665
Gerbet-dit-Lafontaine, Mathurin around 1660
Gervais, Marin around 1662
Gilbert-dit-La-Chaussé, Pierre around 1662
Gobeil, Jean around 1672
Gobelin-dit-Cinq-Mars, Marc-Antoine around 1670
Godbout ou Godebout, Nicolas around 1662
Gosselin,Gabriel around 1664
Gourdeau, sieur de Beaulieu, Jacques around 1637
Greffard, Louis around 1667
Grenon, Pierre around 1667
Guénet, Pierre around 1675
Guérard ou Legrapt, Martin around 1673
Guillemet, Nicolas around 1670
Guy-dit-Lerouvier, Jean around 1663
Guyon (Dion), Claude around 1656

H

Houde, Louis around 1658

I

Inard-dit-Le-Provençal, Paul around 1665
Isabel, Adrien around 1667
Isabel, Michel around 1670

J

Jahan-dit-Laviolette, Jacques around 1660
Jeanne,Robert around 1665
Jinchereau, Louis around 1672
Jolin, Jean around 1690
Jouanne, Jean around 1664

L

Labbé-dit-Lacroix, Pierre around 1665
Labrecque, Jean around 1659
Labrecque, Pierre around 1659
Lainé-dit-Laliberté, Bernard around 1679
Landry, Guillaume around 1656
Lat ou Lelat, Pierre around 1667
Lauzé-dit-Matha, Jean around 1665
Leblanc dit Jolicoeur, Antoine around 1670
Leblond, Nicolas around 1658
Leclerc-dit-LeBouteleux, Jean around 1662
Lefebvre-dit-Boulanger, Claude around 1666
Lefort, Antoine around 1668
Lehoux, Jean around 1657
Lelièvre, Guillaume around 1660
Lemelin dit Tourangeau, Jean around 1680
Lemerle,René around 1670
Lemoine, François-dit-Jasmin around 1693
Lepage, Germain around 1664
Lepage, Louis around 1664
Lereau, Simon around 1655
Leroux, Jean around 1716
Lesueur-dit-Lagrandeur, Thomas around 1664
Létourneau, David around 1667
Loignon, Pierre around 1656

M

Maillou-dit-Desmoulin, Pierre around 1671
Mandin ou Mondin, Antoine around 1667
Manseau, Jacques around 1681
Maranda ou Marandeau, Jean around 1667
Marceau, François around 1666
Martin, Joachim around 1664
Martin, Pierre around 1681
Martineau, Louis around 1660
Menanteau, Nicolas around 1678
Meneux-dit-Châteauneuf, Jacques around 1665
Mercereau, Antoine around 1670
Mesny, Étienne around 1671
Ménager ou Mesnager, Pierre around 1668
Métayer-dit-Cupidon, André around 1666
Mineau,René around 1670
Montambault-dit-Léveillée, Michel around 1665
Montminy ou Montmesnil, Guillaume around 1688
Moreau-dit-Lagrange, Jean around 1678
Morier, Jean around 1673
Morier ou Mourier, Pierre around 1681
Morisset ou Moricet, Jean around 1666

N

Nadeau-dit-Lavigne, Ozanie-Joseph around 1663
Niel, Pierre around 1724
Noël, François around 1666
Nolin-dit-Deschatelets, Jacques around 1666
Nourrice, Marin around 1662

O

Ouellet-te, René around 1666
Ouimet, Jean around 1668

P

Paillereau, Pierre around 1664
Paquet ou Pasquier, Philippe around 1663
Paquet-dit-Lavallée, Isaac around 1670
Paquet ou Pasquet, Pierre around 1674
Paquin, Nicolas around 1678
Paradis, Guillaume around 1673
Paradis, Jacques around 1663
Paradis, Pierre around 1672
Patenaude ou Patenostre, Nicolas around 1662
Paulet ou Polet ou Poulet, Antoine around 1662
Pelletier-Globoteux, Jean around 1663
Pépin-dit-Lachance, Antoine around 1659
Perrot-dit-Vildaigre, Jacques around 1656
Pichet ou Pegin, Jean around 1662
Plante, Claude around 1675
Poirier dit Bellepoire, Vincent around 1662
Poisson, Martin around 1667
Ponsard, Pierre-Benoît around 1654
Pouliot ou Poulliot, Charles around 1689
Prémont ou Primont, Jean around 1660
Presseau-dit-Préjean, Fabien around 1666

Q

Quemeneur dit Laflamme, François around 1700

R

Rabouin, Jean around 1663
Raté, Jacques around 1664
Réal ou Réart, Jean around 1666
Rilou, Jean around 1679
Roberge, Denis around 1666
Roberge-dit-Lacroix, Pierre around 1670
Roberge-dit-Lapierre, Pierre around 1669
Roche, Pierre around 1663
Rochon ou Rocheron, Gervais around 1666
Roger, Gabriel around 1667
Roger-dit-Descolombiers, Charles around 1662
Rondeau, Pierre around 1667
Rondeau,Thomas around 1663
Rose-dit-Larose, Noël around 1665
Rouleau-dit-Sanssoucy, Gabriel around 1666
Rousseau, Symphorien around 1667
Rousseau, Thomas around 1668
Roy dit Desjardins, Pierre around 1695
Royer, Jean around 1661
Ruel, Clément around 1666

S

Sagot-dit-Laforge, Abel around 1665
Saint-Denis, Pierre around 1674
Salois, Claude around 1667
Serreau-dit-St-Aubin, Jean around 1665
Sivadier, Louis around 1666

T

Terrien, Pierre around 1669
Thibault, Denis around 1667
Thibierge, Hippolite around 1662
Thibodeau ou Thibaudeau dit Lalime, Mathurin around 1664
Tourneroche, Robert around 1667
Turcot, Abel around 1666

V

Vachon, Paul around 1667
Vaillancourt, Robert around 1669
Vallée-dit-Lavallée, Jean around 1664
Veilleux (Vérieul), Nicolas around 1681
Verdon, Vincent around 1660
Vermet-dit-Laforme, Antoine around 1669
Vignault dit Laverdure, Paul around 1665

The historical borough of Île d'Orléans celebrates Québec's rural tradition with its gorgeous scenery stretching along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, only a few minutes from Québec City. Visitors are encouraged to experience the rich and vibrant culture of this island jewel, which is the birthplace of New France. Inhabited since time immemorial, Île d'Orléans has a diverse offer of first-rate attractions.