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Acadian Expulsion


Starting in 1755, about 6,000 Acadians were forcibly removed from their colonies. The British military ordered the Acadians' communities to be destroyed and homes and barns were burned down. The people were dispersed among the 13 American colonies, but many refused them and sent them on to Europe. Families were torn apart and many lost everything they owned.

As a result of the deportation and the subsequent migrations, the Acadians ended up in the New England States and all along the eastern seaboard, as far south as Georgia. Many were put in jail, and many died at sea. Others ran away to Quebec, hid with the Mi'kmaqs in Nova Scotia, or went to present-day New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island.

Source:www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html

Approximately 6,000 Acadians were deported from mainland Nova Scotia in 1755 and several hundred more after the fall of Louisbourg in 1758. If they were not demolished or burned by British troops, churches and chapels gradually disappeared from the landscape,. In some cases, accidental discoveries or archaeological digs have revealed the location of former parish cemeteries. Saint-Charles-des-Mines cemetery, for example, is located in Grand-Pré National Historic Site, although the exact dimensions are still not known. In the year 2000, when excavation work was being done for a housing development in Falmouth (formerly Pisiquid), several graves belonging to the old Sainte-Famille parish cemetery were unearthed by chance.

Of that 6,000+, approximately 1,500 were deported to Virginia, 450 were deported to Pennsylvania, 2,000 were sent to Massachusetts, 1,027 bound for South Carolina (some stayed in Boston), 900 were sent to Connecticut, 250 to Maryland and 450 to Georgia.
There is no proof that the Acadians who lived in Port-Royal, Grand-Pré or elsewhere, used stone monuments to mark their graves. The same is true with regard to the thousands of French men and women who inhabited the fortress town of Louisbourg on Isle Royale (known today as Cape Breton Island) in the 18th century. A 1686 map of Port-Royal provides the only known visual representation of a 17th century Acadian church and cemetery. The cemetery is surrounded by a fence which served to keep animals out and to delineate the sacred ground. Inside the fence, one can see seven small wooden crosses and a central cross mounted on a base of stones. Very few 18th century documents refer to the appearance of Acadian cemeteries, but those that do indicate that Acadians before the Deportation marked their graves with wooden crosses.

Source: http://www.ameriquefrancaise.org/en/article-333/Acadian_Cemeteries_in_Nova_Scotia.html#1

These ancestors were likely a part of the Grand Derangement which took place in 1755. NOTE: This is not a complete list. As we find more, we will continue to add them.

Acadian Surnames at the Time of Deportation, 1755:


Allain, Allard, Amirau, Arostegny, Arsenault, Aubin, Aucoin, Babin, Babineau, Baguette, Baptiste, Barrios, Barnabe, Bastarache, Beaudoin, Beaulieu, Beaumont, Beauregard, Bellefontaine, Bellineau, Belliveau, Benoit, Bergeron, Bernard, Berthelot, Bertrand, Bideau, Bisson, Blanchard, Blondin, Blou, Bodart, Boisseau, Bodin, Bonneville, Bonvillain, Bourque, Bouche, Boudrot, Bourg, Bourgeois, Boutin, Boye, Brasseaux, Breau, Broussard, Brun, Bugeau, Cadet, Cahouet, Cailler, Carre, Cathary, Celestin, Chamagne, Chauvert, Chiasson, Clmenceau, Cochu, Colars, Comeau, Cormier, Caperon, Cotard, Coussan, Crosse, Daigle, Darbone, Darois, David, De Bellisle, De Foret, De La Tou, Denis, D’Entremont, Deraye, De Saulniers, Deslauriers, Deveau, Donat, Douaron, Doucet, Druce, Dubois, Dubreuil, Dugas, Duon, Dumont, Dupont, Dupuis, Durocher, Emmanuel, Estevin, Fardel, Forest, Foret, Galant, Garreau, Garso, Gaudet, Gauthereau, Gentil, Giasson, Gicheau, Gilbert, Girouard, Godin, Goudeau, Gousille, Granger, Gravois, Gros, Guerin, Guidry, Guilbeau, Guillot, Hache, Hamon, Hebert, Henry, Heon, Herpin, Houel, Hugon, Jasmin, Jeansonne, Kuessy, Labarre, Labasque, Labauve, Lacroix. Lafont, Lagosse, Lalonde, Laliberte, Lamarquis, Lambert, Lamontagne, Landry, Langlois, Lanoue, Languepee, Laperriere, Lapierre, Lariche, Laurier, Laurent, Lavallee, Lavergne, Lavoye, LeBlanc, Lebreton, Lefranc, Leger, Lejeune, Lemaistre, Leonard, Leprince, Lesperance, Lessoile, Levron, Lort, Lounais, Maillard, Maillet, Maisonnat, Marceau, Martel, Martin, Mathieu, Maurice, Mayer, Melanson, Mercier, Michel, Mignault, Mirande, Mire, Monnier, Morvant, Morin, Mouton, Moyse, Nuirat, Ondy, Olivier, Parisien, Pellerin, Perinne, Petitpas, Pinet, Pitre, Poirier, Poitier, Pothier. Prejean, Primeau, Prince, Provencal, Raymond, Rembaud, Richard, Rivet, Robichaud, Rosette, Roy, Saint-Scene, Saint-Martin, Samson, Saulnier, Sauvage, Savary, Savoye, Sendou, Simon, Sire, Surette, Surot, Theriot, Thibeau, Thibodeau, Tournageau, Toussain, Trahan, Usez, Veco, Vigneau, Villatte, Vincent, Voyer, Yvon
Source: umaine.edu
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Françoise ALAIN (19 December 1742, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre ALAIN (ALLAIN) & Marguerite LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre ALAIN (22 November 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - December 1807, Iberville, Louisianna, USA)
(Pierre ALAIN (ALLAIN) & Marguerite LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis ALAIN (ALLAIN) (16 May 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - November 1790, Menoudie, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Pierre ALAIN (ALLAIN) & Marguerite LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite ALAIN (ALLAIN) (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 April 1825, Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Louis ALAIN (ALLAIN) & Anne LEGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel ALAIN (ALLAIN) (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 July 1827, Neguac, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Louis ALAIN (ALLAIN) & Anne LEGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Ange AMIRAULT (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jacques AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Jeanne LORD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles AMIRAULT (1 May 1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 10 December 1793, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Marguerite LORD (LAURE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Luce Ursule AMIRAULT (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 July 1826, Pubnico, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Jacques AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Jeanne LORD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne AMIRAULT (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 July 1811, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Saint-Gregoire-le-Grand))
(Pierre AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Marie Anne BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre AMIRAULT (1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 July 1796, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Marguerite LORD (LAURE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 December 1799, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Joseph AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Marguerite LORD (LAURE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) (4 October 1752, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 August 1832, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(François AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Cécile BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) (21 January 1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 February 1810, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Joseph AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) & Marguerite LORD (LAURE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite AMIRAULT (MIREAULT) (9 December 1704, Port Royal, South Carolina, USA - 18 October 1796, Pubnico Yarmouth County Nova Scotia, Canada)
(François AMIRAULT dit TOURANGEAU & Marie PITRE DE PALOMCOUP)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  boy ancestor  Joseph-Jean-Baptiste APART (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Antoine APART (PART) & Marguerite Josephe BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  girl ancestor  Marguerite-Josèphe APART (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Antoine APART (PART) & Marguerite Josephe BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte APART (PART) (11 November 1727, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Michel APART (PART) & Elisabeth HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Antoine APART (PART) (5 April 1721, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Michel APART (PART) & Elisabeth HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Michel APART (PART) (1693, , France - 20 September 1758, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean))
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne ARSENAULT (1711, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 October 1784, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth ARSENAULT (1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 May 1787, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François ARSENAULT (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 November 1759, )
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Francoise ARSENAULT (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 July 1816, Cascapédia, Canada)
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Oussard ARSENAULT (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph ARSENAULT & Marguerite BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Louise-Anne ARSENAULT (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marie Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Louise-Isabelle ARSENAULT (1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 June 1779, St-Servan, St-Malo, Île-et-Vilaine France)
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne ARSENAULT (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 January 1801, Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay) )
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne ARSENAULT (1744, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 8 October 1801, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Pierre ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe ARSENAULT (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 December 1813 , Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Paul ARSENAULT & Madeleine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul ARSENAULT (1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 August 1779, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (12 March 1702, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1750, , Prince Edward Island, Canada (Ile Saint-Jean))
(Pierre ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marie GUÉRIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (19 April 1723, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 12 August 1763, , France)
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise MIRANDE LAMIRANDE-TAVARE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 November 1759, Restigouche County, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marie GUÉRIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (1733, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 10 December 1802, Bonaventure, Québec, Canada (Saint-Bonaventure))
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise MIRANDE LAMIRANDE-TAVARE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (26 January 1742, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 4 January 1778, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marguerite POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (1 June 1733, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 14 May 1812, Bonaventure, Québec, Canada (Saint-Bonaventure))
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise MIRANDE LAMIRANDE-TAVARE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (1723, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1818, , Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise MIRANDE LAMIRANDE-TAVARE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) (23 September 1716, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 27 April 1770, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Charles ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Françoise MIRANDE LAMIRANDE-TAVARE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte ARSENAULT (ARSENEAU) (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 August 1828, Saint-Esprit, Montcalm, Québec, Canada)
(François ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marguerite BERNARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Judith ARSENEAU (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - October 1819, Ascension, Louisiana, USA)
(Claude Ambroise ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie ARSENEAU (ARSENAULT) (1754, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(François ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) & Anne (Annette) BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph ARSENEAU (ARSENAULT) (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 March 1785, St. James Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre ARSENAULT & Marguerite HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre ARSENEAU (ARSENAULT) (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1768, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre ARSENAULT & Marguerite HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Agnès AUCOIN (20 October 1682, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - October 1756, , England (United Kingdom))
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre AUCOIN (1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1788, , Louisiana, USA)
(Charles AUCOIN & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis AUCOIN (14 March 1684, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 25 December 1759 , , France)
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis AUCOIN (8 November 1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 14 December 1792, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Martin AUCOIN & Elisabeth BOUDROT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angélique AUCOIN (9 January 1708, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1756, , England (United Kingdom))
(Martin AUCOIN & Catherine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne AUCOIN (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Martin AUCOIN & Catherine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne AUCOIN (11 March 1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 October 1806, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Michel AUCOIN & Jeanne BOURG (BOURQUE))

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