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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  Marie Josephe FOREST (1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Joseph FOREST & Marie GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine FOREST (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , , Louisiana, USA)
(Bonaventure FOREST & Claire RIVET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Marguerite FOREST (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , , Louisiana, USA)
(Bonaventure FOREST & Claire RIVET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre FOREST (1694, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - bef. 10 November 1756, )
(Pierre FOREST & Cecile RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre FOREST (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph FOREST & Marie Anne GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon FOREST (13 December 1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 December 1801, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(François FOREST & Jeanne GIROURARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule FOREST (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 December 1790, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean Baptiste FOREST & Madeleine CELESTIN dite BELLEMÈRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite FOREST (FORAIS) (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 February 1819, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Apolline GARCEAU (8 February 1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 May 1788 , L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Daniel GARCEAU & Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles GARCEAU (1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 March 1825, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Daniel GARCEAU & Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Daniel GARCEAU (8 April 1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 August 1772, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE & Marie LEVRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Joseph GARCEAU (12 April 1735, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 May 1770, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Daniel GARCEAU & Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GARCEAU (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 September 1815, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Daniel GARCEAU & Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph GARCEAU dit RICHARD (21 March 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 26 June 1789, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine))
(Jean GARCEAU dit TRANCHEMONTAGNE & Marie LEVRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GAREAU (1676, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , , Virginia, USA)
(Dominique GAREAU & Marie GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne GAUDET (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 May 1777, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Denis GAUDET & Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne GAUDET (21 March 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Bernard GAUDET dit VAROUËL & Marie Madeleine BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne GAUDET (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Augustin GAUDET & Agnès CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne GAUDET (24 June 1744, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 20 February 1832, Bonaventure, Québec, Canada (Saint-Bonaventure))
(Charles GAUDET & Anne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Bernard GAUDET (1 November 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 September 1756, Rochefort, France)
(Bernard GAUDET dit BLÈCHE & Marie DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Bonaventure GAUDET (7 June 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 June 1816, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre GAUDET dit PITRE & Marie BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles GAUDET (8 September 1716, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 December 1794, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles GAUDET (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 February 1805, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Bernard GAUDET dit BLÈCHE & Marie DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles GAUDET (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 August 1824, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Charles GAUDET & Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude GAUDET (1708, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 16 January 1762, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude GAUDET (4 November 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 2 May 1786, , Louisiana, USA)
(Bernard GAUDET & Jeanne Elizabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Dominique GAUDET (1733, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre GAUDET & Marie Madeleine PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Francois GAUDET (11 January 1743, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 2 May 1810, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Saint-Gregoire-le-Grand))
(Charles GAUDET & Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François GAUDET (1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 August 1808, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Claude GAUDET & Marie Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise GAUDET (1673, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jehan (Jean) GAUDET & Françoise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise GAUDET (1735, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 19 March 1815, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Augustin GAUDET & Agnès CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle GAUDET (19 July 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - January 1805, , Louisiana, USA)
(Bernard GAUDET & Jeanne Elizabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste Varouel GAUDET (11 January 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Bernard GAUDET dit VAROUËL & Marie Madeleine BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph GAUDET (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 June 1809, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph GAUDET (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1817, )
(Claude GAUDET & Catherine Josephte FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph GAUDET (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 September 1812, )
(Augustin GAUDET & Agnès CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine GAUDET (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GAUDET (1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 September 1781, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GAUDET (30 July 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Bernard GAUDET dit BLÈCHE & Marguerite PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GAUDET (17 May 1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1797, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila))
(Jean Bernard GAUDET dit VAROUËL & Marie Madeleine BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GAUDET (1751, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 22 April 1821, Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
(Charles GAUDET & Anne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GAUDET (1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 April 1794, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Pierre GAUDET dit LE JEUNE & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GAUDET (1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 November 1791, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Jean Baptiste GAUDET & Marie DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Cecile GAUDET (1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 January 1788, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Claude GAUDET & Marguerite BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine GAUDET (1681, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 26 November 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Pierre GAUDET & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine GAUDET (9 December 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Bernard GAUDET & Jeanne Elizabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine GAUDET (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 November 1793, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Pierre GAUDET dit LE JEUNE & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine GAUDET (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 24 March 1787, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Claude GAUDET & Marie Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Rose GAUDET (28 September 1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - August 1821, Richibucto-Village, Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre GAUDET dit PITRE & Marie BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel GAUDET (1725, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 February 1789, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Augustin GAUDET & Agnès CHIASSON)

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