French Canadian (also Canadien in Canadian English or in Canadian French) generally refers to the descendants of French colonists who arrived in New France (Canada) in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, French Canadians constitute the main French-speaking population of Canada.
During the mid-18th century, Canadian colonists born in French Canada expanded across North America and colonized various regions, cities, and towns. Today, the majority of French Canadians live across North America, including the United States and Canada. The province of Quebec has the largest population of French Canadian descent, although smaller communities of French Canadians exist throughout Canada and in the American region of New England, where between 1840 and 1930, roughly 900,000 French Canadians emigrated to the United States and New England, in particular.
Other terms for French Canadians that continue to reside in the province of Quebec, are Quebeckers or Québécois. French Canadians (including those who are no longer French-speaking) constitute the largest ethnic group in Canada, followed by English Canadians, Scottish Canadians and Irish Canadians.
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... The arrival of French troops in the Minas Basin at the top of the Bay of Fundy, and their subsequent establishment at Beaubassin, suggested to the Governor of Nova Scotia, Maj ... troops to be sent to Nova Scotia so that the French troops could be driven away and British authority could be affirmed ... French intelligence reported the arrival of these New England reinforcements ...
... in New Hampshire are, per 2011 Census Bureau estimates 23.2% French and French Canadian 21.5% Irish 17.9% English 9.9% Italian 9.3% German 6.1% American 4.6% Scottish ... (23.2% of the population) of residents of French/French-Canadian/Acadian ancestry of any U.S ... Census, 3.41% of the population aged 5 and older speak French at home, while 1.60% speak Spanish ...
... Bessette is a French Canadian surname ... with the surname include André Bessette, Holy Cross Brother and a significant French-Canadian religious figure Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, wife of John F ... Gérard Bessette, French Canadian author and educatork Lauren Bessette, American investment banker and the sister-in-law of John F ...
... named after a city in France Argyle (from the French Argile, "clay") (or from Argyll in Scotland?) Audubon Baudette Belle Plaine Belle Prairie Township Bois de Sioux River ("woods of the Sioux") Bois Forte ... Sieur du Lhut) Faribault Faribault County, named for Jean-Baptiste Faribault, French-Canadian trader Fond du Lac Indian Reservation ("bottom of the lake") Frontenac State Park Frontier ("Border ... Louis Park Saint Paul (once known as Pig's Eye Landing after Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant - French l'Oeil du Cochon, a French-Canadian trader and innkeeper, renamed Saint Paul by French-Canadian pastor Lucien Galtier ...
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