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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  Pierre LEBLANC (1686, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 22 October 1769, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Antoine LEBLANC & Marie BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1756, , England (United Kingdom))
(Jean LEBLANC & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (2 November 1708, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - bet. 1755-1763, , England (United Kingdom))
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (21 August 1718, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(René LEBLANC & Jeanne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (1720, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 5 July 1799, Church Point, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Elisabeth BOUDROT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (4 July 1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 September 1814, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (1751, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , )
(Charles LEBLANC & Marie Josephte BARRIEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEBLANC (1753, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 April 1815, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur))
(Joseph LEBLANC & Claire Cecile BENOIT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre "Auguste" LEBLANC (6 May 1736, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1808, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre Benjamin LEBLANC (2 January 1740, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 February 1805, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(René LEBLANC & Marguerite THIBAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre Marin LEBLANC (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 February 1820, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Felix LEBLANC & Marie Josephe THERIAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René LEBLANC (1682, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 February 1758, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Anne BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René LEBLANC (November 19 1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - January 30 1811, )
(René LEBLANC & Marguerite THIBAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Rene LEBLANC (1752, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 August 1809, Vermilion, St Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rose LEBLANC (29 December 1734, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 6 February 1773, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
(René LEBLANC & Anne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rose Osithee LEBLANC (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre LEBLANC & Jeanne THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Scholastique LEBLANC (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean Baptiste Simon LEBLANC & Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon LEBLANC (1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 5 February 1802, Ascension, Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques LEBLANC & Catherine LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon-Pierre LEBLANC (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 December 1789, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Antoine LEBLANC & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule LEBLANC (1713, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 December 1758, Cherbourg, France)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Françoise LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEBLANC dit CAJETAN (1698, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 October 1775, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre LEBLANC & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise LEBORGNE dite BELISLE (1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 January 1791, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours))
(Alexandre LEBORGNE dit BELISLE & Anastasie D'ABBADIE DE SAINT-CASTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LEBORGNE dite BELISLE (6 September 1716, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 31 January 1791, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours))
(Alexandre LEBORGNE dit BELISLE & Anastasie D'ABBADIE DE SAINT-CASTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LEBORGNE dite BELISLE (8 November 1734, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 March 1807, Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante))
(Emmanuel Alexandre LEBORGNE dit BELISLE & Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Bonaventure LEBRUN (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 August 1804, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Jean Baptiste BRUN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEBRUN (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 November 1816, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours))
(Jean Baptiste BRUN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie LEBRUN (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 5 May 1818, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Jean Baptiste BRUN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Amant Gregoire LEBRUN (BRUN) (30 August 1730, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste BRUN & Anne GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEGER (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 December 1812, Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEGER (1747, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Joseph LEGER dit FLUZAN & Claire LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth Isabelle LEGER (23 September 1739, Chipoudy, Acadia, Canada - 1774, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste "Jacques" LEGER & Marie Madeleine SAULNIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste "Jacques" LEGER (16 April 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1787, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEGER (22 April 1753, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - 31 May 1815, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre Jacques LEGER & Agathe BRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEGER (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph LEGER dit FLUZAN & Claire LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier LEGER (1734, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (Petitcodiac, Acadia) - 20 June 1818, Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul LEGER (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 January 1769, )
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre Jacques LEGER (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 March 1814, Grande-Digue, Canada)
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEGER dit FLUZAN (25 October 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 October 1806, Saint-Anselme, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jacques LEGER dit LAROSETTE & Anne AMIRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEJEUNE (1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Augustin LEJEUNE (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte LEJEUNE (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Bruno LEJEUNE (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Eloi LEJEUNE (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, )
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean LEJEUNE (1697, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 May 1759, Chateauneuf, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(Pierre LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean LEJEUNE (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 March 1759, St-Malo, France)
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LEJEUNE (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1788, , Louisiana, USA)
(Paul LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Marie BENOIT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LEJEUNE (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1796, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste LEJEUNE & Marguerite TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEJEUNE (20 July 1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Pierre LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Agathe LEJEUNE dite BRIARD (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Eustache LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Marie Anne BARIAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEJEUNE dite BRIARD (1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 February 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Pierre LEJEUNE & Jeanne Anne BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

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