Huguenots in Canada

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Huguenots in Canada

From 1577 on, many Huguenots became traders or merchants in Canada. At least 1450 Huguenots settled in Canada during French rule.[1] However after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Huguenots were barred from Canada, though some stayed in small groups in Quebec. Since Canada under French government was against them, most Huguenots preferred to go to Protestant countries. After the British came to power in 1763, more Huguenots went to Canada. Some came from New England. Others came from Germany, Switzerland, and even France. They settled early in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec.

The Huguenot Society of Canada (probably no longer exists)
10 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Great books by:
Charles Baird
Dr. Reaman

The Early Acadians, from History and Genealogy, by Vona Arsenault

The Reformed Church of Québec site gives a timeline with explanations of the role of Huguenots in Québec.


  1. Canadian Encyclopedia, Huguenots, at, accessed 13 June 2013.