The Legacy of the Elders

The inhabitants of Ile d'Orleans always worked jealously at preserving arm of their cherished island. Félix Leclerc, a renowned signer and poet, says it very well in his songs, where he talks about the land and the spirit of its inhabitants. And those who like genealogy will probably be surprised to learn that the island is the ancestral land of 317 great families from Quebec, and that 35 of them have commemorative monuments or plaques scattered all over the territory. Here is a list of those great families.

Ile d'Orleans founding families


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