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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  Antoine AUCOIN (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 June 1759, St-Suliac, France)
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles AUCOIN (1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - bef. 21 May 1763, )
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles AUCOIN (30 December 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre AUCOIN & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles AUCOIN (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - January 1805, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Charles AUCOIN & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude AUCOIN (1728, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 August 1794, Opelousas Post, Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph AUCOIN & Anne TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth AUCOIN (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, )
(René AUCOIN & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise AUCOIN (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, , Canada)
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Helene AUCOIN (12 September 1719, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 20 December 1777, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Pierre AUCOIN & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste AUCOIN (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre AUCOIN & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph AUCOIN (1698, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 May 1769, , France)
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph AUCOIN (22 November 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - aft. 1785, )
(Joseph AUCOIN & Anne TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine AUCOIN (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1770, Saint-Malo-de-Phily, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France)
(Pierre AUCOIN & Marie BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite AUCOIN (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 April 1762, , England (United Kingdom))
(Martin AUCOIN & Catherine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite AUCOIN (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph AUCOIN & Anne TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie AUCOIN (1713, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 6 February 1759, , France)
(Alexis AUCOIN & Anne Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie AUCOIN (July 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 10 April 1759, St Malo, France)
(René AUCOIN & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie AUCOIN (9 November 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1775, )
(Jean AUCOIN & Marguerite PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie AUCOIN (1736, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1785, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Charles AUCOIN & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Blanche AUCOIN (9 September 1730, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 20 April 1772, Plouër-sur-Rance, Côtes-d'Armor, France)
(Pierre AUCOIN & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe AUCOIN (1730, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - , )
(Michel AUCOIN & Marie Josephe HENRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel AUCOIN (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 February 1759, Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France)
(Michel AUCOIN & Jeanne BOURG (BOURQUE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier AUCOIN (1726, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - August 1813, Plattenville, Assumption, Louisiana, USA)
(Charles AUCOIN & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre AUCOIN (1689, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre AUCOIN (29 May 1708, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Alexis AUCOIN & Anne Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre AUCOIN (1728, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 15 December 1827, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cheticamp))
(Jean AUCOIN & Marguerite PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre AUCOIN (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 December 1809, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre))
(Pierre AUCOIN & Elisabeth Isabelle BRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René AUCOIN (1690, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1756, , England (United Kingdom))
(Martin AUCOIN & Marie Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon AUCOIN (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre AUCOIN & Catherine COMEAU)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne-Marie BABIN (20 May 1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Claude BABIN & Marguerite DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BABIN (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1768, , Maryland, USA)
(Vincent Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BABIN (17 February 1740, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 8 May 1803, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Joseph BABIN & Angélique LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude BABIN (6 January 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 2 July 1789, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada)
(Claude BABIN & Marguerite DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BABIN (1700, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 17 September 1774, St-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Charles BABIN & Madeleine RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BABIN (1713, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - aft. 30 January 1771, , Louisiana, USA)
(Vincent Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BABIN (21 August 1734, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1776, Kervarigeon, Bangor, Belle Isle en Mer, France)
(Claude BABIN & Marguerite DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BABIN (14 July 1747, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1797, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BABIN & Angélique LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BABIN (1747, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1806, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Jean BABIN & Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte BABIN (22 November 1733, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 October 1761, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph BABIN & Angélique LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte BABIN (17 March 1748, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 August 1832, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jean Baptiste BABIN & Catherine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BABIN (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1767, , Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Joseph BABIN & Angélique LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BABIN (4 March 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 October 1764, , Haiti)
(Jean BABIN & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne Francoise BABIN (1733, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean BABIN & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine BABIN (30 July 1746, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 28 November 1833, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean Baptiste BABIN & Catherine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ozithee Marie-Angélique BABIN (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 March 1784, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada)
(Claude BABIN & Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul BABIN (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1763, , Maryland, USA)
(Jean BABIN & Marguerite BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BABIN (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1763, , Maryland, USA)
(Vincent Joseph BABIN & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BABIN (26 May 1735, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 7 November 1790, Menoudie, Cumberland, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(René BABIN & Isabelle GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BABIN (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1768, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BABIN & Anne Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rosalie BABIN (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 August 1779, Saint Gabriel, Iberville, Louisiana, USA)
(Paul BABIN & Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Dominique BABINEAU (28 May 1753, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - 28 March 1813, Richibouctou-Village , Acadie, Canada)
(Jean Pierre BABINEAU dit DESLAURIERS & Isabelle BRAULT)

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