The title "King's Daughters" is a metaphor. These women were commoners and had no royal blood. They are called "King's Daughters" because of the king's monetary support of 50 French pounds (livres) and the costs of their transportation.
737 Daughters married in New France, many to soldiers of the Carignan Regiment. The rest were already married or remained single. Many Daughters were recruited from orphanages from Ile-de-France and Normandy, while some were prostitutes who were not jailed in exchange for agreeing to emigrate to New France.
About 40 Daughters, called Daughters of Quality (filles de qualité), were from upper class and had dowry of over 2000 French pounds. There were also three non-French Daughters, from England, Germany, and Portugal.
Originally, there were about 300 more recruits, but most of them were overwhelmed and gave up when they reached the ports of Normandy, and some died during the journey.