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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  Eustache DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (7 May 1728, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1796, , Louisiana, USA)
(Bernard DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Angelique RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 February 1759, , France)
(Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1773, )
(Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1698, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 February 1759, , France)
(Bernard DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1 February 1706, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - June 1757, Liverpool, England)
(Olivier DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Simon DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 December 1757, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Bernard DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (28 December 1724, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 9 January 1799, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Olivier DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Françoise GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (10 August 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 December 1756, , England (United Kingdom))
(Olivier DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 March 1759, , France)
(Bernard DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule DAIGRE (DAIGLE) (1743, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 30 April 1820, Bonaventure, Québec, Canada (Saint-Bonaventure))
(Jean Baptiste DAIGRE (DAIGLE) & Marie Anne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle DAROIS (1697, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 October 1765, Attakapas, Louisiana)
(Jerome DAROIS & Marie GAREAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Jerome DAROIS (1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jerome DAROIS & Marie GAREAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DAROIS (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean Jerome DAROIS & Marguerite BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre DAROIS (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 October 1803, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Jerome DAROIS & Marguerite BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon DAROIS (1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 11 November 1781, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Jean Jerome DAROIS & Marguerite BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Basile DAROIS (DEROY) (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 December 1821, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours))
(Jean Jerome DAROIS & Marguerite BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile DEVEAU (1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 February 1759, St-Servan, France)
(Michel DEVEAU & Madeleine MARTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre DOIRON (1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1768, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean DOIRON & Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre DOIRON (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 January 1809, Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier))
(Alexandre DOIRON & Marie Anne VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis DOIRON (29 January 1723, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1798, , Prince Edward Island, Canada (Ile Saint-Jean))
(Louis DOIRON & Marguerite BARIAU (BARIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angélique DOIRON (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 February 1759, , France)
(Louis DOIRON & Marguerite BARIAU (BARIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine DOIRON (15 May 1709, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 14 December 1794, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean DOIRON & Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DOIRON (1674, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean DOIRON & Marie Anne CANOL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DOIRON (1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Charles DOIRON & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  girl ancestor  Gervais DOIRON (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 February 1759, St Malo, Ile et Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle Élisabeth DOIRON (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Paul DOIRON & Josephte Isabelle RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean DOIRON (12 March 1730, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 13 July 1786 , Saint Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Louis DOIRON & Marguerite BARIAU (BARIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine DOIRON (1714, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 November 1790, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Jean DOIRON & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine DOIRON (31 May 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 24 March 1803, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Philippe DOIRON & Marie Josephe GUEDRY (GUILDRY))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Josephe DOIRON (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - November 1758, , France)
(Charles DOIRON & Françoise GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Pelagie DOIRON (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 January 1811, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Philippe DOIRON & Ursule LEJEUNE dite BRIARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DOIRON (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 December 1809, St-Michel de Cantrelle, Louisianna, USA)
(Jean DOIRON & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DOIRON (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 September 1829, Barachois, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre DOIRON & Anne FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne DOIRON (15 September 1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 December 1816, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Philippe DOIRON & Ursule LEJEUNE dite BRIARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Françoise DOIRON (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Thomas DOIRON & Anne GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe DOIRON (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Philippe DOIRON & Marie Josephe GUEDRY (GUILDRY))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul DOIRON (11 April 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Noel DOIRON & Marie HENRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul DOIRON (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean DOIRON & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Philippe DOIRON (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 January 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Philippe DOIRON & Marie Josephe GUEDRY (GUILDRY))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  boy ancestor  Simon DOIRON (1755, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 February 1759, St Malo, Ile et Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Jean DOIRON & Anne THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Thomas DOIRON (1699, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean DOIRON & Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Zacharie DOIRON (1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 April 1816, Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Charles DOIRON & Marie Madeleine THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie DOUCET (11 October 1733, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 November 1812, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Jean Charles DOUCET & Madeleine PRÉJEAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne DOUCET (23 March 1713, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 April 1791, )
(René DOUCET & Marie Anne BROUSSARD (BROSARD))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne DOUCET (21 May 1750, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 August 1790, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean DOUCET & Marie Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie DOUCET (18 March 1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre-Paul DOUCET & Anne BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Benoni DOUCET (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 December 1809, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup))
(Pierre DOUCET & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DOUCET (1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 September 1787, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(François DOUCET & Marie Anne POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François DOUCET (1 May 1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1772, , Nova Scotia, Canada)
(René DOUCET & Marie Anne BROUSSARD (BROSARD))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François DOUCET (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(François DOUCET & Marie Anne POIRIER)

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