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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 Baptiste LANDRY (9 August 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 2 June 1798, Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LANDRY (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 February 1759, Lanoraie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Anne PETITOT dite SINCENNES)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LANDRY (23 March 1743, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 23 January 1785, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Antoine LANDRY & Anne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LANDRY (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 December 1841, Saint-Pascal, Kamouraksa, Québec, Canada)
(Alexis LANDRY & Madeleine BERGERON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste LANDRY (8 March 1724, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 14 October 1787, Martinville, Louisiana, USA)
(Antoine LANDRY & Marie Blanche LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste LANDRY (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 October 1816, Sainte-Rose, Laval, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Rose-de-Lima))
(Germain LANDRY & Cecile FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne Basilisse LANDRY (22 September 1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 November 1814, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre LANDRY & Cécile ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LANDRY (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 September 1783, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA)
(Antoine LANDRY & Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LANDRY (15 June 1708 , Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 5 June 1764, St-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Claude LANDRY & Catherine THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LANDRY (16 April 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marie Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LANDRY (20 March 1733, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 21 March 1787, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean LANDRY & Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LANDRY (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 January 1797, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Antoine LANDRY & Anne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph François LANDRY (19 June 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 February 1768, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
(Claude LANDRY & Marguerite Marie THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Simon LANDRY (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 July 1814, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Joseph LANDRY & Marie Josephe COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte LANDRY (21 April 1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 5 February 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte LANDRY (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 June 1800, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Charles LANDRY & Marie Josèphe GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LANDRY (1706, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1776, , Virginia, USA)
(René LANDRY & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LANDRY (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 October 1809, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre))
(Joseph LANDRY & Anne RAYMOND)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LANDRY (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Alexis LANDRY & Madeleine BERGERON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 October 1773, )
(Claude LANDRY & Madeleine DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1721, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 10 February 1761, Falmouth, Cornwall, England)
(Antoine LANDRY & Marie MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (15 December 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 April 1808, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre LANDRY & Cécile ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (15 June 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 31 January 1769, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Rene LANDRY & Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(René LANDRY & Marie Rose RIVET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 December 1790, St Gabriel, Iberville, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre LANDRY & Cécile ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (8 May 1738, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marie Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (9 March 1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 December 1809, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Anne PETITOT dite SINCENNES)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1741, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 January 1767, St. Servan, Isle-et Vilaine, France)
(Joseph LANDRY & Marie Josephe COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LANDRY (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 February 1802, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Pointe-Olivier))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite DAIGRE (DAIGLE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Francoise LANDRY (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre LANDRY & Anne THERIAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Rebecca LANDRY (bet. 1736-1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 July 1792, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
(Joseph François LANDRY & Jeanne ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite-Monique LANDRY (5 July 1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 May 1810, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Germain LANDRY & Cecile FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (1692, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 October 1770, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(René LANDRY & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1766, , Louisiana, USA)
(Germain LANDRY & Marie Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (3 November 1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 June 1790, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Germain LANDRY & Cecile FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (2 December 1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1756, , Virginia, USA)
(Jean LANDRY & Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (1733, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 March 1766, Saint-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Joseph LANDRY & Marie Josephe COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (18 December 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 31 March 1819, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Pierre LANDRY & Cécile ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 April 1813, Grondines, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Grondines))
(Joseph François LANDRY & Jeanne ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LANDRY (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1788, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LANDRY (22 July 1748, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 17 February 1807, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Antoine LANDRY & Anne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LANDRY (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1797, , Louisiana, USA)
(Abraham LANDRY & Marguerite FLAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LANDRY (5 May 1750, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 November 1820, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph))
(Joseph LANDRY & Anne RAYMOND)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Blanche LANDRY (21 June 1730, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 April 1786, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph LANDRY & Marie Josephe COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe LANDRY (11 November 1712 , Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - Bef. September 1763 , )
(Claude LANDRY & Madeleine DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe LANDRY (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1797, , Louisiana, USA)
(Alexandre Charles LANDRY & Anne FLAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte LANDRY (17 June 1714, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 17 February 1778, , France)
(Pierre LANDRY & Marguerite FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine LANDRY (30 November 1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean LANDRY & Claire LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine LANDRY (20 June 1727, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 September 1807, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie))
(Rene LANDRY & Madeleine MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Marguerite LANDRY (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 May 1824, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Jean Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite DAIGRE (DAIGLE))

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