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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 LAURE (LORD) (8 April 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 August 1757, Portsmouth, England)
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LAURE (LORD) (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 May 1791, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean LAURE (LORD) & Marie-Madeleine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LAURE (LORD) (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 September 1825, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean LAURE (LORD) & Marie-Madeleine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte LAURE (LORD) (1733, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 November 1820, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph))
(Charles LORD (LAURE) & Marie Josephe DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François LAVACHE (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 December 1759, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques LAVERGNE (20 April 1706, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 29 December 1759, , France)
(Pierre LAVERGNE (DE LA VERGNE) & Anne BERNON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Blaise LE JEUNE (4/22/1750, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1812, Opelousus, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste LEJEUNE & Marguerite TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LEBERT (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean LEGER (LEBERT) & Jeanne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne LEBERT (1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean LEGER (LEBERT) & Jeanne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe LEBERT (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 December 1769, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean LEGER (LEBERT) & Jeanne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul LEBERT (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean LEGER (LEBERT) & Jeanne BREAU (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Agnes LEBLANC (20 August 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alain LEBLANC (20 February 1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 28 February 1780, Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France)
(Claude LEBLANC & Jeanne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie LEBLANC (25 January 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 March 1808, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Paul LEBLANC & Madeleine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (1681, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 30 January 1770, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (1692, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Andre LEBLANC & Marie DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (1700, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1 June 1792 , Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (16 March 1718, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 April 1776, , Canada)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 11 October 1764, , Haiti)
(Bernard LEBLANC & Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEBLANC (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 June 1816, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cheticamp))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie LEBLANC (15 January 1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Antoine LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Armand LEBLANC (1 September 1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 August 1812, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Paul LEBLANC & Marie Josephte RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Augustin LEBLANC (25 November 1724, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 14 July 1786, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Basile LEBLANC (15 October 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 10 May 1801, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte LEBLANC (23 January 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - June 1771, )
(Antoine LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Cajetan LEBLANC (17 November 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 September 1781, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine LEBLANC (22 February 1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 21 October 1801, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile LEBLANC (20 August 1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 May 1774, Châtellerault, France)
(François LEBLANC & Jeanne HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LEBLANC (26 December 1716 , Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 30 September 1805, District of Clare, Little Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada (Church Point))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LEBLANC (1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(René LEBLANC & Jeanne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LEBLANC (29 August 1718, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 12 April 1772, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles Gregoire LEBLANC (12 October 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 December 1814, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Paul LEBLANC & Marie Josephte RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude-Andre LEBLANC (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 October 1758, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
(Andre LEBLANC & Marie DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Desire LEBLANC (1717, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1777, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Elisabeth Isabelle MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth LEBLANC (24 December 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 15 February 1784, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Jeanne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth LEBLANC (14 October 1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 October 1765, Attakapas, Louisiana, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth LEBLANC (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 June 1809 , Saint-Esprit, Montcalm, Québec, Canada)
(Francois LEBLANC & Isabelle Élisabeth DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth Isabelle LEBLANC (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 January 1822, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph LEBLANC & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Etienne LEBLANC (11 November 1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1769, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite LEBLANC (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite LEBLANC (8 December 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1827, Comeauville, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Charles LEBLANC & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Felix LEBLANC (30 September 1719, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 November 1775, Chatellerault, France)
(Claude LEBLANC & Jeanne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Firmin LEBLANC (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 August 1827, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia))
(Joseph Andre LEBLANC & Marguerite HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François LEBLANC (1682, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 5 March 1770, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(René LEBLANC & Anne BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François LEBLANC (1688, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1761, Needham, Massachusetts, USA)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise LEBLANC (8 September 1716, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1 February 1793, , France)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise LEBLANC (27 July 1727, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 November 1802, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques LEBLANC (1695, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1758, , France)
(Antoine LEBLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques LEBLANC (21 September 1708, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1795, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LEBLANC (25 October 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - February 1784, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Jeanne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

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