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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  Claude GUEDRY (1682, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE & Marguerite PETITPAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste GUEDRY (1728, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1768, , Maryland, USA)
(Augustin GUEDRY & Jeanne HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques GUEDRY (GUILDRY) (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Paul GUEDRY (GUILDRY) & Anne Marie MIUS D'ENTREMONT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul GUEDRY (GUILDRY) (January 1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE & Marguerite PETITPAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles GUERIN (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 March 1759, St-Servan, France (Ille-et-Vilaine))
(Jerome Dit Giraud GUÉRIN & Isabelle Élisabeth AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Francoise GUERIN (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jerome Dit Giraud GUÉRIN & Isabelle Élisabeth AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste GUERIN (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 December 1771, St-Suliac, France (Ille-et-Vilaine))
(Jerome Dit Giraud GUÉRIN & Isabelle Élisabeth AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GUERIN (1707, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 15 November 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jerome Dit Giraud GUÉRIN & Isabelle Élisabeth AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GUERIN (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 October 1758, Rochefort, France)
(Jerome Dit Giraud GUÉRIN & Isabelle Élisabeth AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie GUILBAULT (, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 February 1789, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Madeleine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne GUILBAULT (25 March 1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 February 1832, )
(Pierre GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Madeleine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) (11 January 1708, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 May 1776, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre))
(Charles GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Gregoire GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) (1750, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 February 1816, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Alexandre GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Marguerite GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) (27 April 1704, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 April 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Charles GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Dit L'officier GUILBEAU (7 February 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 31 August 1765, St Martinville, Louisiana, USA)
(Charles GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU) & Anne BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite GUILBEAU (8 August 1743, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 March 1814, St Martinville, Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph Dit L'officier GUILBEAU & Madeleine MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste GUILDRY dit LABINE (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 November 1802, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre GUEDRY (GUILDRY) & Marguerite BRASSAUD (BRASSEAU))

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne Julie HACHE (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 August 1762, , France)
(Pierre HACHE dit GALLANT & Cecile LAVERGNE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Jeanne HACHE (14 July 1738, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia) - , )
(Jacques HACHE & Marie Josephe BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel HACHE (1738, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 27 October 1809, Grande-Digue, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Anne Marie GRAVOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles HACHE dit GALLANT (1698, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1772, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Anne Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Louise HACHE dite GALLANT (1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 October 1779, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Anne Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite HACHE dite GALLANT (9 January 1722, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 13 May 1803, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Madeleine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel HACHE dit GALLANT (1691, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 11 September 1765, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Anne Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HACHE dit GALLANT (3 June 1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 23 March 1766, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup))
(Michel HACHE dit GALLANT & Madeleine LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Ignace HAMON (1746, , Prince Edward Island, Canada (Ile Saint-Jean) - , )
(Jean HAMON dit EMOND & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean HAMON (1730, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1758, , United States (USA) (American Colonies))
(Jean HAMON dit EMOND & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie HAUTBOIS (1686, , Nova Scotia, Canada - 10 February 1760, , France)
(Julien HAUTBOIS dit ST-JULIEN & Jeanne MAHY (MEY))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte HAUTBOIS (28 October 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 March 1818, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Louis HAUTBOIS dit ST-JULIEN & Marie Anne HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre HEBERT (25 March 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 May 1781, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Alexandre HÉBERT & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis HEBERT (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 November 1764, , Haiti)
(Étienne HÉBERT & Anne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Amand HEBERT (26 April 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - July 1767, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jacques HÉBERT & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Ambroise HEBERT (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 January 1778, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Jean HÉBERT & Marie Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie HÉBERT (1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 April 1814, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre Simon HÉBERT & Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne HEBERT (8 August 1711, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 7 July 1763, )
(Michel HÉBERT & Elisabeth Isabelle PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne HEBERT (1713, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph HÉBERT & Marie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne HEBERT (14 April 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1771, )
(Alexandre HÉBERT & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne HEBERT (16 March 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1768, , France)
(Jacques HÉBERT & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne HEBERT (1745, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 12 April 1813, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Pierre Simon HÉBERT & Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Agnes HEBERT (1 May 1736, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , )
(Jean HEBERT & Marguerite TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie HÉBERT (1699, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 January 1778, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Étienne HÉBERT & Jeanne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie HÉBERT (1716, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 23 February 1781, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Pierre HÉBERT dit LAPRADE & Marie Josephte BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie HEBERT (5 September 1745, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Paul Gaston HEBERT & Marguerite Josephe MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie HEBERT (1 May 1746, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 25 August 1846, Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada (Beauharnois))
(François HEBERT dit CANADIEN & Marie Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Symphorose HEBERT (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 September 1793, Plattenville, Ascension, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre HEBERT & Marguerite BOURG (BOURQUE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne-Marie HEBERT (1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean HÉBERT & Marie Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne-Marie HEBERT (12 October 1733, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 17 September 1769, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Augustin HÉBERT & Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Armand HÉBERT (24 February 1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 January 1807, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Rene HÉBERT & Marie BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Armand HEBERT (26 June 1743, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 13 July 1775, Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay) )
(François HEBERT dit CANADIEN & Marie Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Benoni HEBERT (19 August 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 28 February 1767, St-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Guillaume HÉBERT & Marie Josephe DUPUIS)

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