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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  Marguerite BOURQUE (BOURG) (6 January 1739, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 May 1813, Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud))
(Alexandre BOURG & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cécile BRASSEAU (1695, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 February 1771, , France)
(Pierre BRASSEAU & Gabrielle Isabelle FOREST dite MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Come (Cosme) BRASSEUR (BRASSEUX) (16 December 1712, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 28 December 1763, , Maryland, USA)
(Mathieu BRAZEAU (BRASSEUR) & Jeanne CÉLESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BRAULT (1695, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 June 1759, St-Suliac, France (Ille-et-Vilaine))
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Josephe BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BRAULT (31 January 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Therese BRAULT (4 July 1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 January 1796, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Antoine BREAU (BRAULT) & Marguerite DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte BRAULT (17 March 1718, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 5 August 1765, St-Martinville, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BRAULT (1757, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA - 14 May 1839, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
(Alexis BRO (BRAULT) & Marguerite BARIAULT (BARIAUT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth Isabelle BRAULT (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 April 1777, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre))
(Antoine BRAULT & Marguerite DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BRAULT (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 June 1832, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Paul BRAULT & Marie-Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BRAULT (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 May 1782, Nantes, France)
(Antoine BRAULT & Marguerite DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BRAULT (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 July 1820, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Armand BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Madeleine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Josephe BRAULT (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 September 1811, St-James, Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BRAULT & Ursule BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BRAULT (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 May 1808, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Armand BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Madeleine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul BRAULT (3 July 1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 June 1783, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis BRAULT (BREAU) (1723, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 18 October 1808, Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre BRAULT & Anne-Francoise DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BRAULT (BREAU) (1730, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , )
(Charles BRAULT & Claire (Clara) TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude Paul BRAZEAU (1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 August 1799, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Blainville))
(Mathieu BRAZEAU (BRASSEUR) & Jeanne CÉLESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BRAZEAU (BRASSEUR) (18 June 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 23 October 1789, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Mathieu BRAZEAU (BRASSEUR) & Jeanne CÉLESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Ambroise BREAU (BRAULT) (11 October 1705, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 October 1756, Rochefort, France)
(Jean BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne CHIASSON dite LAVALLEE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BREAU (BRAULT) (16 October 1717, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 December 1772, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne CHIASSON dite LAVALLEE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Armand BREAU (BRAULT) (1721, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 23 July 1773, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Armand BREAU (BRAULT) (1740, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 17 May 1810, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Joseph BREAU (BRAULT) & Isabelle Élisabeth THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BREAU (BRAULT) (29 February 1728, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 May 1810, La Présentation, Québec, Canada (La Presentation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge) )
(René BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Cherubin BREAU (BRAULT) (4 October 1711, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BREAU (BRAULT) (1706, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1756, )
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BREAU (BRAULT) (1748, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 31 October 1809, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Armand BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Madeleine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 December 1788, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BREAU (BRAULT) (1725, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 17 May 1763, , England (United Kingdom))
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BREAU (BRAULT) (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 May 1811, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Ambroise BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Anne MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BREAU (BRAULT) (18 March 1739, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - , )
(Joseph BREAU (BRAULT) & Isabelle Élisabeth THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BREAU (BRAULT) (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 October 1839, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Seraphin BREAU (BRAULT) & Brigitte MARTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BREAU (BRAULT) (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 November 1809, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Josephte Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Josephe BREAU (BRAULT) (11 October 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BREAU (BRAULT) (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 August 1816, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Seraphin BREAU (BRAULT) & Brigitte MARTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT) (1707, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte BREAU (BRAULT) (10 October 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 March 1820, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BREAU (BRAULT) (1670, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 25 April 1758, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA)
(Vincent BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie BOURC (BOURG))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René BREAU (BRAULT) (1685, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 December 1768 , Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Vincent BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie BOURC (BOURG))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Sylvain BREAU (BRAULT) (1713, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 12 October 1765, , Louisiana, USA)
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule BREAU (BRAULT) (1720, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(François BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Victor Jean BREAU (BRAULT) (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Ambroise BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Anne MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BREAUX (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 September 1815, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste BREAU (BRAULT) & Marie Rose LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe BREAUX (1745, New Brunswick, Canada - 7/9/1818, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre BRAULT & Marguerite GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne BREAUX (BRAULT) (29 December 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 31 March 1765, , Haiti)
(Jean BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne CHIASSON dite LAVALLEE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BREAUX (BRAULT) (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 September 1811, St James, St James, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean BREAU (BRAULT) & Anne GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François Olivier BRIARD dit LEJEUNE (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 July 1824, Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (Saints-Gervais-et-Protais))
(Jean Baptiste BRIARD dit LEJEUNE & Marguerite CLEMANCEAU (CLEMENCEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BRIARD dit LEJEUNE (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 February 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Germain LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Anne Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François BRIN dit LEBRUN (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 April 1817, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres))
(François BRUN & Madeleine DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BRIN dit LEBRUN (16 December 1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 August 1794, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres))
(François BRUN & Madeleine DUPUIS)

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