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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 LEBLANC (25 June 1744, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1 November 1824, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(René LEBLANC & Marguerite THIBAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste Simon LEBLANC (16 April 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 2 December 1802, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Simon LEBLANC & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC (28 December 1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 June 1771, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Marie LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC (29 October 1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 17 September 1782, Chantenay (Loire-Atlantique) France)
(François LEBLANC & Jeanne HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (12 March 1697, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 19 October 1772, , France)
(Antoine LEBLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (24 February 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - July 1805, St-James, Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (19 October 1729, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Simon LEBLANC & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (5 February 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(René LEBLANC & Jeanne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (18 October 1733, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 August 1819, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Paul LEBLANC & Marie Josephte RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Paul LEBLANC & Madeleine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC (1740, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 11 July 1816, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Francois LEBLANC & Isabelle Élisabeth DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephe LEBLANC (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 August 1807, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Judith LEBLANC (31 January 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 5 November 1756, Falmouth, England)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Julie Luce LEBLANC (12 December 1744, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 22 June 1770, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Paul LEBLANC & Madeleine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LEBLANC (1687, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 October 1761, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LEBLANC (1 October 1712, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LEBLANC (23 January 1719, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 16 September 1765, , Haiti)
(Bernard LEBLANC & Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine LEBLANC (21 April 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Simon LEBLANC & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1699, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 April 1778, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Antoine LEBLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 December 1777, , France)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 November 1766 , Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (13 February 1728, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Bernard LEBLANC & Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (13 December 1744, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 11 March 1815, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Simon-Pierre LEBLANC & Marguerite THERIAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 November 1833, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph LEBLANC & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 April 1812, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(Jean Jacques LEBLANC & Madeleine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBLANC (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph LEBLANC & Claire Cecile BENOIT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite-Monique LEBLANC (27 April 1734, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 January 1759, St-Malo, France)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marianne LEBLANC (15 October 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LEBLANC (1 January 1706 , Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 January 1781, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LEBLANC (1741, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 April 1848, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph LEBLANC & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LEBLANC (2 March 1742, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 April 1824, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Francois LEBLANC & Isabelle Élisabeth DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LEBLANC (18 October 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 5 June 1785, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Paul LEBLANC & Marie Josephte RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Blanche LEBLANC (1691, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Antoine LEBLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Esther LEBLANC (1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1788, , Louisiana, USA)
(Desire LEBLANC & Marie Madeleine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe LEBLANC (1687, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Andre LEBLANC & Marie DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte LEBLANC (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 February 1800, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte LEBLANC (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 March 1835, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC & Marguerite HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine LEBLANC (9 October 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 3 May 1803, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(François LEBLANC & Jeanne HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Marguerite LEBLANC (5 June 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Victor LEBLANC & Marie AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Modeste Madeleine LEBLANC (5 January 1744, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 26 November 1835, Baie-Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Charles LEBLANC & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Anne-Josephte LEBLANC (23 January 1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 October 1807, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste Simon LEBLANC & Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Madeleine LEBLANC (1713, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 April 1779, Môle-St-Nicolas, Haiti)
(René LEBLANC & Jeanne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Rose LEBLANC (25 March 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 21 May 1771, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Mathurin LEBLANC (1753, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - November 14 1822, Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(René LEBLANC & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel LEBLANC (7 October 1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 7 July 1763, )
(Jean LEBLANC & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel LEBLANC (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1784, , France)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Nathalie LEBLANC (24 April 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Paul LEBLANC & Marie Josephte RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Nathalie Anastasie LEBLANC (6 August 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 July 1808, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jean Simon LEBLANC & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Osithe LEBLANC (23 November 1724, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 19 January 1806, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude LEBLANC & Jeanne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul LEBLANC (2 November 1708, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 March 1773, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

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