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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  Françoise DOUCET (1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 February 1799, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean DOUCET & Françoise BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean DOUCET (20 August 1725, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1756, Antigua)
(René DOUCET & Marie Anne BROUSSARD (BROSARD))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste DOUCET (29 May 1745, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 January 1810, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Joseph DOUCET & Marie Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DOUCET (1701, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 July 1764, Le Havre, Normandie, France)
(Charles DOUCET & Huguette Radegonde GUÉRIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DOUCET (19 July 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 May 1795, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Mathieu DOUCET & Anne LORD (LAURE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DOUCET (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 March 1798, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada* (Tonnancour) (La Visitation-de-la-Pointe-du-Lac))
(Pierre DOUCET & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DOUCET (3 May 1743, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 12 October 1780, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Dit Villeroy DOUCET (7 September 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 December 1822, Baie-Sainte-Anne, Hardwicke, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre-Paul DOUCET & Anne BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte DOUCET (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 December 1767, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Jean DOUCET & Françoise BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte DOUCET (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 November 1787, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(François DOUCET & Marie Anne POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis DOUCET (16 May 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 July 1819, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Joseph DOUCET & Marie Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine DOUCET (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 June 1810, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(François DOUCET & Marie Anne POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DOUCET (27 April 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 29 December 1789, La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas, Québec, Canada (Isle Dupas))
(Laurent DOUCET & Anne PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DOUCET (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean DOUCET & Marie DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DOUCET (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 May 1792, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
(Pierre DOUCET & Marie Anne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DOUCET (18 March 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 29 December 1821, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Joseph DOUCET & Marie Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DOUCET (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 November 1789, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Louis DOUCET & Marguerite GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte DOUCET (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 January 1796, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(François DOUCET & Marie Anne POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine DOUCET (1748, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 29 January 1816, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Charles DOUCET & Marie Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Modeste DOUCET (16 July 1743, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 August 1831, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre DOUCET & Françoise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Mathieu DOUCET (1685, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - bef. 20 July 1760, )
(Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE & Henriette PELLETRET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel DOUCET (10 March 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 February 1760, LeHavre, Notre-Dame, France)
(Charles DOUCET & Huguette Radegonde GUÉRIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel Laurent DOUCET (30 November 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 October 1805, , Louisiana, USA)
(Laurent DOUCET & Anne PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre DOUCET (2 November 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 December 1775, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude DOUCET dit MAÎTRE JEAN & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Euphrosine DUBOIS (29 September 1755, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1795, )
(Jacques DUBOIS & Marguerite LABAUVE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Honore DUBOIS (21 September 1739, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - 24 February 1815, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Jean Joseph LE PRIEUR dit DUBOIS & Anne VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques DUBOIS (1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Joseph LE PRIEUR dit DUBOIS & Anne VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Ursule DUBOIS (bet. 1726-1740, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - 13 September 1798, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean Joseph LE PRIEUR dit DUBOIS & Anne VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier DUBOIS (26 May 1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1780, )
(Jean Joseph LE PRIEUR dit DUBOIS & Anne VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Abraham DUGAS (1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1761, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Joseph DUGAS & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne DUGAS (1688, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - December 1764, , Haiti)
(Abraham DUGAS & Jeanne GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne DUGAS (16 April 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 21 March 1787, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Claude DUGAS & Marie Josephe MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile Marie DUGAS (30 January 1746, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 July 1825, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Claude DUGAS & Marie Josephe MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DUGAS (10 December 1711, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 January 1801, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph DUGAS & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles DUGAS (24 January 1743, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1817, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale))
(Claude DUGAS & Marie Josephe MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Claire DUGAS (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 February 1759, St-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude DUGAS (14 January 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 September 1792, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Abraham DUGAS & Madeleine Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude DUGAS (28 May 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 2 April 1786, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude DUGAS & Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth DUGAS (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Claude DUGAS & Anne HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite DUGAS (26 February 1752, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 March 1787, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Claude DUGAS & Marie Josephe MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise DUGAS (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Abraham DUGAS & Marguerite LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle Élisabeth DUGAS (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 May 1807 , St-Jacques-de-l'Achigan, Quebec, Canada)
(Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean DUGAS (5 May 1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 September 1765, Attakapas, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Abraham DUGAS & Madeleine Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste DUGAS (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste DUGAS (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 July 1805, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Jean Baptiste DUGAS & Marguerite BENOIT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUGAS (1680, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Claude DUGAS & Françoise BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUGAS (1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Joseph DUGAS & Claire BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUGAS (1714, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 10 January 1779, St-Servan-sur-Mer, France)
(Joseph DUGAS & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUGAS (12 May 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Charles DUGAS & Anne ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUGAS (1738, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 26 February 1823, , Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Pierre DUGAS & Elisabeth Lucie BOURG)

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