Sign In

HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Pierre  CHAMARD (CHOINARD)

  (b. abt. 1635 France   d. 26 October 1689 Québec, Canada, New France )  

Am I Your Ancestor?
CHAMARD (CHOINARD) Family Genealogy

Follow us on Instagram     

Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) was born abt. 1635 in France. Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) was the child of ?   and   ?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1665.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Pierre  married  Florimonde RABLEAU 13 October 1665 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Florimonde RABLEAU  was born abt. 1644 in France.  Florimonde died 13 August 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Pierre  married  (2) Catherine DROUET 19 October 1671 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Catherine DROUET  was born abt. 1631 in Paris, France.  Catherine died 26 September 1699 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) died 26 October 1689 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Habitant et cuisinier

son of Jean Chamard and Jeanne Pipette

Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? The habitant liked to be near his fellows, partly for his own safety against marauding redskins,...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) was a habitant.
Habitants were usually farmers or labourers who were initially brought over from France to live on this land. They had to pay rent and taxes to the seigneur, though they co-owned the land with the seigneur, and even had to work entirely for the benefit of the seigneur a few days each year.

Source: Canada in the Making (

Habitant Habitants played an essential role in creating a permanent, settled population along the St. Lawrence River. But it was not an easy life...

Habitants had to clear the land, build a homestead, and plant and harvest a crop. The first task was never-ending, while the last one was annual. Building and repairing the house and barn were continual tasks. So were cutting and hauling firewood. The habitants had to be largely self-reliant in looking after all routine tasks such as cooking, baking, making furniture, and repairing tools. They had to attend to the educational and medical needs of the family. They had to endure the harsh physical climate and rough terrain, largely unaided by government support. The habitants had to pay taxes to the seigneurs and the church.

Canada: The Story of Our Heritage by Elspeth Deir, John Fielding, Nick Brune, Peter Grant, Stephanie Smith Abram; McGraw-Hill Ryerson School, 2000
  • 1665 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) and Florimonde RABLEAU 13 October 1665, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1667 Birth of Child
    Nicolas CHAMARD was born 6 September 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1671 Marriage / Partner
    Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) and Catherine DROUET 19 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1671 Death of Spouse/Partner
    Florimonde RABLEAU died 13 August 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1672 Birth of Child
    Anne CHAMARD was born 21 November 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1689 Death
    26 October 1689
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

There is MORE. Sign in to see it.
Added: 3/19/2015 9:02:11 AM - Updated: 6/9/2015 11:53:55 AM

Not the person you are looking for? Try again!
First Name:
*Last Name:
Born (+/- 2 years):
Died (+/- 2 years):
Match all terms exactly:

Genealogy research for Pierre Chamard (Choinard) (on other sites)

findagrave, familysearch

Sign In

Sign In or Join for FREE! to see the details!

Completely FREE. We will never ask for your credit card.

Is Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD) YOUR Ancestor? Tell us more!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who are related to Pierre CHAMARD (CHOINARD), leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.