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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  male ancestor  Pierre CORMIER (12 January 1742, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 19 March 1812, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Pierre CORMIER dit ROSSIGNOL & Marie Anne CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre CORMIER (abt, 1754, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 27 August 1818, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean François CORMIER & Josephte CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rosalie CORMIER (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 January 1796, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
(Pierre CORMIER dit ROSSIGNOL & Marie Anne CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise CORPORON (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 February 1799, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La Purification-de-Repentigny) (St-Paul-l'Hermite))
(Martin CORPORON & Marie Josephe VIGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie CORPORON (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 August 1810, Saint-Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Martin CORPORON & Marie Josephe VIGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Catherine COSTE (CÔTÉ) (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 January 1760, Rochefort, Aunis, France)
(François COSTE (CÔTÉ) & Madeleine MARTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne CYR (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 March 1774, , France)
(Jean CYR & Françoise MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne CYR (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 January 1781, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles CYR (23 February 1724, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 24 February 1797, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Louis CYR (SIRE) & Marie Josephte MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise CYR (1713, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 June 1783, , Canada)
(Jean CYR & Françoise MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Gervais CYR (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 August 1834, Beloeil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil))
(Pierre CYR & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques CYR (1746, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 28 June 1828, St-Basile, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean CYR & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean CYR (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 February 1779, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste CYR (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre CYR & Claire Angélique CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Jacques CYR (1713, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 26 November 1776, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Pierre CYR & Claire Angélique CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph CYR (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 December 1801, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Louis Joseph CYR & Marie Josephe CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Laurent CYR (1752, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 4 April 1835, Drummondville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Frédéric-de-Drummondville))
(Pierre CYR & Madeleine POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine CYR (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 April 1779, St-Jean-du-Perrot, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite CYR (1706, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 26 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean CYR & Françoise MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite CYR (19 July 1722, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 18 March 1815, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis))
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite CYR (8 November 1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 October 1808, )
(Louis Joseph CYR & Marie Josephe CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite CYR (4 September 1746, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 17 April 1800, Ingouville, Seine-Maritime, France)
(Paul CYR & Marie Josephe RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte CYR (6 June 1741, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 November 1796, Saint-Vallier, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre CYR & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine CYR (1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 March 1801, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre CYR & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel CYR (1708, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 August 1767, , France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul CYR (15 November 1719, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 17 May 1772, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul CYR (21 July 1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 14 September 1798, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Louis CYR (SIRE) & Marie Josephte MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul CYR (13 March 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 18 January 1812, Madawaska, Nouveau-Brunswick Canada)
(Jean CYR & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre CYR (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 December 1778, St-Servan, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre CYR (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - bef. 15 November 1766, )
(Louis CYR (SIRE) & Marie Josephte MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre CYR (28 December 1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 March 1822, St-Basile, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean CYR & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rosalie CYR (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 March 1779, St-Jean-du-Perrot, France)
(Guillaume CYR & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis CYR (SIRE) (1690, , France - 22 June 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste CYR dit CADIEN (2 October 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Louis Joseph CYR & Marie Josephe CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Francois CYR dit CROC (3 June 1747, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 28 July 1832, St-Basile, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean CYR & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste CYR dit CROC (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 June 1822, St-Basile de Madawaska New Brunkwick, Canada)
(Jean CYR & Marguerite CORMIER)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Fabien DAIGLE (1755, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre Paul DAIGLE & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise DAIGLE (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 December 1813, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Charles DAIGLE & Françoise DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DAIGLE (18 November 1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 February 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Joseph Simon DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Madeleine GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Felicite DAIGLE (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Charles DAIGLE & Josephte VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DAIGLE (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1812, St Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre Paul DAIGLE & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Agnes DAIGLE (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 February 1812, St Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre Paul DAIGLE & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe DAIGLE (28 December 1716, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 October 1802, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Joseph Simon DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Madeleine GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte DAIGLE (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Charles DAIGLE & Françoise DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier DAIGLE (18 November 1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 2 March 1759, , France)
(Pierre DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Madeleine GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul DAIGLE (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 September 1835, Margaree, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Pierre Paul DAIGLE & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre Paul DAIGLE (29 August 1721, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Pierre Paul DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Rosalie DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 February 1802, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila))
(Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1729, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 March 1767, Plouër-sur-Rance, Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France)
(Pierre DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Madeleine GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

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