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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  Jean DUPUIS (1687, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 23 April 1779, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Martin DUPUIS & Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Pierre DUPUIS (1697, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 October 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Pierre DUPUIS & Madeleine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS (22 March 1706, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 7 July 1763, )
(Jean DUPUIS & Anne Madeleine RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste DUPUIS (22 August 1730, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 24 December 1796, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUPUIS (1736, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 7 December 1781, St-Gabriel-d'Iberville, Louisiana, USA)
(Antoine DUPUIS & Josephte DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph DUPUIS (9 October 1744, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Joseph DUPUIS & Marie Anne BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte Jeanne DUPUIS (25 August 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis-Sylvain DUPUIS (21 October 1721, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 May 1799, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean DUPUIS & Anne Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine DUPUIS (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 December 1792, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine DUPUIS (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - September 1816, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Charles DUPUIS & Madeleine Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DUPUIS (1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1784, , Canada)
(Martin DUPUIS & Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DUPUIS (20 May 1717, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean DUPUIS & Anne Madeleine RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DUPUIS (22 February 1729, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(Antoine DUPUIS & Josephte DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DUPUIS (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite DUPUIS (1755, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 December 1822, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Olivier DUPUIS & Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie DUPUIS (1705, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 July 1781, Bretagne, France (Brittany))
(Martin DUPUIS & Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine Agnes DUPUIS (7 May 1733, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Charles DUPUIS & Elisabeth LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Josephte DUPUIS (1 November 1721, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(Antoine DUPUIS & Josephte DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel DUPUIS (15 July 1724, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 10 April 1782, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier DUPUIS (14 January 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 3 September 1812, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon-Pierre DUPUIS (24 April 1727, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 18 November 1764, , Haiti)
(Antoine DUPUIS & Josephte DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Suzanne DUPUIS (1754, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 March 1787, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Germain DUPUIS & Angelique LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Theotiste DUPUIS (13 June 1730, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 February 1778, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean Pierre DUPUIS & Jeanne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François DUPUIS (DUPUY) (1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 September 1814, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur))
(Germain DUPUIS & Marie GRANGER)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre EMOND (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 December 1831, Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (Saints-Gervais-et-Protais))
(Jean HAMON dit EMOND & Marie BLANCHARD)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis Thaddee FONTAINE (31 December 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 February 1770, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Louis FONTAINE dit BEAULIEU & Marie Madeleine ROY dite LALIBERTÉ)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis FONTAINE dit BEAULIEU (19 August 1707, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 June 1787, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(René FONTAINE & Isabelle Élisabeth CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre FOREST (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 October 1757, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Marie Elisabeth LABARRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne FOREST (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 November 1788, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre FOREST & Madeleine BABIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Sophie FOREST (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 September 1796, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Bonaventure FOREST & Claire RIVET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Bonaventure FOREST (1720, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre FOREST & Madeleine BABIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine FOREST (1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 December 1815, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Marie Elisabeth LABARRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine FOREST (30 November 1744, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1 October 1811, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Joseph FOREST & Marie Anne GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine Josephe FOREST (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre FOREST & Cecile RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile FOREST (1695, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 April 1780, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Pierre FOREST & Cecile RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles FOREST (1722, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 23 March 1783, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Marie Elisabeth LABARRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François FOREST (abt, 1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 October 1777, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(René FOREST & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François FOREST (1711, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 March 1761, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Marie Elisabeth LABARRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Francois FOREST (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 July 1778, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(François FOREST & Jeanne GIROURARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Helene FOREST (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 January 1814, Saint-Esprit, Montcalm, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph FOREST & Marie Anne GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle FOREST (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 September 1767, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(René FOREST & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques FOREST (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1823, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Madeleine CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste FOREST (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1770, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre FOREST & Madeleine BABIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine FOREST (30 June 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 March 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(René FOREST & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine FOREST (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 January 1777, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre FOREST & Cecile RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Josephe FOREST (1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 April 1769, Belle Isle En Mer, France)
(Michel FOREST (DE FOREST) & Marie CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Marguerite FOREST (1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - November 1814, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques FOREST & Claire VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite FOREST (13 April 1725, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 January 1795, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph FOREST & Marie GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie FOREST (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 February 1770, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles))
(René FOREST & Françoise DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie FOREST (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1786, , Louisiana, USA)
(Bonaventure FOREST & Claire RIVET)

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