The 18 brave Filles du Roi of our past

If you descend from family of any of Lazare Côté’s children, the following 18 Filles du Roi are among your earliest Canadian ancestors arriving from France in the mid-1600s. Only their husbands arrived sooner — usually not more than a few years. You will also find each husband’s name in the list. Obviously people bearing those same surnames today might easily have descended from the same families and could be distant relatives. Likewise, daughters and granddaughters of our Filles ancestors play identical roles in our lineage, but their ever-changing names through marriage leave them much harder to spot in our midsts.

Aubert, Élisabeth
(b. 1648 Apr 13 in Paris, France / m. Aubin Lambert 1670 Sep 29 in Québec City / d. 1690 Oct 4 in Québec City)
Auvray, Madeleine
(b. 1652 in St. Vivien, Normandie, France / m. Nicolas Matte 1671 Oct 12 in Notre-Dame PQ / d. 1734 May 6 in Neuville PQ)
Chanfrain, Renée
(b. 1644 in Paris, France / m. Pierre Garand 1669 Oct 27 in St-Famille PQ / d. 1684 Mar 7 in St-Laurent PQ)
Doribeau, Catherine
(b. 1650 Dec 13 in Fors, Notre-Dame, France / m. Jacques Genest 1670 in Île d’Orléans PQ / d. 1685 Apr 21 in Montmorency PQ)
Foy, Marguerite
(b. 1638 in Pitou, France / m. François Dumas 1667 Jul 5 in Québec / d. 1718 in St-Jean PQ)
Godequin, Jeanne
(b. 1649 in Picardy, France / m. Vincent Croteau 1669 Sep 22 in Cap-Rouge PQ / d. 1727 in St-Antoine-de-Tilley PQ)
Grandin, Marie
(b. 1651 in Orléanais, France / m. Jean Beaudet 1670 Sep 23 in Québec City / d. 1715 Jul 14 in Québec City PQ)
Guillaume, Anne
(b. 1650 in St. Sulpice, Paris, France / m. François Dubois 1671 Oct 19 in Québec City/ d. 1716 Jan 29 in St-Nicolas, Lévis PQ)
Halier, Perrette
(b. 1651 in Égly, Île-de-France, France / m. Antoine Bordeleau 1669 Sep 29 in Québec City / d. 1700 Aug 19 in Égly, France)
Hiardin, Marguerite
(b. 1645 Aug 30 in Notre-Dame de Joinville, France / m. Nicolas Verieu 1665 Oct 5 in Cap Tourmente PQ / d. 1720 May 29 in Île d’Orléans PQ)
Laîné, Catherine
(b. 1654 Feb 6 in Ste. Croix, Rouen, France / m. Étienne Mesny 1671 Nov 23 in Ste-Famille PQ/ d. 1715 Jan 9 in Québec)
Lamain, Marguerite
(b. 1657 in St. Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France / m. Michel Rognon 1670 Sep 14 in Quebec City / d. unknown date/city)
Loriot, Perrette
(b. 1654 in Bourg du Bourget, France / m. Pierre Buteau 1671 Oct 21 in Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré PQ / d. 1730 Nov 13 in Berthier-sur-Mer, PQ )
Ouinville, Michelle
(b. 1647 in St. Paul de Paris, France / m. Nicolas Barabé 1668 Oct 21 in Trois-Rivières PQ / d. 1700 Nov 20 in Québec)
Prévost, Marie
(b. 1634 in Mortagnesur-Gironde, France / m. Michel Aubin 1670 Jun 11 in Ste-Famille PQ / d. 1700 Dec 4 in St-Pierre PQ)
Remondière, Andrée
(b. 1651 in Notre-Dame-de-Cogne, France / m. Thomas Rondeau 1666 Oct 31 in Île d’Orléans PQ / d. 1702 Nov 21 in St-Pierre PQ)
Vallée, Perrette
(b. 1644 Jul 3 in Chalons en Champagne, Marne, France / m. Jean Bourassa 1665 Oct 20 in Quebec City / d. 1676 May 5 in Québec City PQ)
Vieillot, Catherine
(b. 1642 Oct 20 in St. Vivien, Rouen, Normandie, France / m. Jacques Dubois 1667 Oct 18 in Quebec City / d. 1689 Feb 7 in St. Laurent, l’Île-d’Orléans PQ)