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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  Paul HEBERT (1739, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 31 March 1779, St. Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Jean HÉBERT & Isabelle BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul HEBERT (20 January 1748, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 7 January 1805, Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay) )
(François HEBERT dit CANADIEN & Marie Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul Gaston HEBERT (13 April 1712, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 July 1805, St-Gabriel-d'Iberville, Louisiana, USA)
(Guillaume HÉBERT & Marie Josephe DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul Olivier HÉBERT (1755, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 September 1830, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Charles HÉBERT & Ursule FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HEBERT (23 February 1713, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 October 1764, , Haiti)
(Étienne HÉBERT & Anne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HÉBERT (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1773, )
(Joseph HÉBERT & Marie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HEBERT (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 July 1776, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis))
(Jacques HEBERT dit BOUDICHE & Anne ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HEBERT (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 April 1759, Châteauneuf, France)
(Jean HÉBERT & Marie Madeleine DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HEBERT (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1775, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph HEBERT & Anne POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HÉBERT (5 June 1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 March 1833, Saint-Constant, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre HÉBERT & Jeanne BASTARACHE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre Simon HÉBERT (24 April 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 February 1788, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Rene HÉBERT & Marie BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Rene HÉBERT (1689, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 August 1768, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Jean Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rosalie HEBERT (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 July 1815, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre HÉBERT & Madeleine GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon HEBERT (1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 October 1764, , Haiti)
(Étienne HÉBERT & Anne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon Pierre HÉBERT (1750, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 23 June 1807, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Pierre Simon HÉBERT & Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon Pierre HÉBERT (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 April 1821, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Charles HÉBERT & Ursule FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon-Pierre HEBERT (18 May 1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 28 February 1767, St-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Guillaume HÉBERT & Marie Josephe DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule HEBERT (1716, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jacques HÉBERT & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques HEBERT dit BOUDICHE (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 June 1779, St-Nicolas de La Rochelle, France)
(Jacques HÉBERT & Jeanne GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François HEBERT dit CANADIEN (17 May 1719, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 April 1780, Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay) )
(Joseph HÉBERT & Marie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HÉBERT dit LAPRADE (1679, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste HÉBERT & Marie Anne DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste HEBERT dit MANUEL I (4/20/1711, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3/24/1760, St. Martinville St. Martin, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean-Emmanuel HÉBERT & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cécile HENRY (1700, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 30 August 1761, St Suliac, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth HENRY (1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François HENRY (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Dit Le Neveu HENRY (1704, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 16 March 1759, St Suliac, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis HENRY (1721, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1785, , France)
(Jean HENRY & Marie HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite HENRY (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Germain HENRY & Cecile DEVEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe HENRY (1711, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 March 1759, Saint-Servan, Bretagne, France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe HENRY (1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 March 1759, , France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Martin HENRY (1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Martin Jean HENRY (1679, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1759, , France)
(Robert HENRY & Marie Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul HENRY (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 April 1759, St. Suliac, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HENRY (1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 February 1770, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly))
(Robert HENRY & Marie Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre HENRY (1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 February 1759, Saint-Malo, Bretagne, France)
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rose HENRY (1691, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 October 1759, Cherbourg, France)
(Robert HENRY & Marie Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon HENRY (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Martin Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles HEON (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 June 1807, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Charles HEON & Anne CLEMANCEAU dite CHEFDEVERNE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne HEON (17 April 1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 12 April 1804, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
(Charles HEON & Anne CLEMANCEAU dite CHEFDEVERNE)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste JOHNSON (11 January 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 June 1785, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(William (Guillaume) JOHNSON dit JEANSON & Isabelle Élisabeth CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Guillaume JOHNSON (JANSON) (July 1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 December 1806, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(William (Guillaume) JOHNSON dit JEANSON & Isabelle Élisabeth CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Thomas JOHNSON (JANSON) (14 June 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 May 1797, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(William (Guillaume) JOHNSON dit JEANSON & Isabelle Élisabeth CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François JOSSE dit ST-BRIEUX (1696, Bretagne, France (Brittany) - 9 September 1771, D'Escousse, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie LABAUVE (1698, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 August 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Louis Noel LABAUVE & Marie RAIMBAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis LABAUVE (1715, - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LABAUVE (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 May 1825, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(François LABAUVE & Madeleine BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LABAUVE (8 July 1730, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 8 February 1761, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada)
(Louis LABAUVE & Anne LAVACHE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne LAFARGUE (1738, Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia, Canada - 6 August 1777, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Joannis LAFARGUE & Marie Anne OISELET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Philippe LAMBERT (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 August 1763, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Philippe LAMBERT & Marie Madeleine BOUDROT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Abraham LANDRY (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1786, , Louisiana, USA)
(Abraham LANDRY & Marie GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU))

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