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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  female ancestor  Marguerite LEJEUNE dite BRIARD (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 4 February 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Germain LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Anne Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule LEJEUNE dite BRIARD (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 March 1807, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada* (Tonnancour) (La Visitation-de-la-Pointe-du-Lac))
(Germain LEJEUNE dit BRIARD & Anne Marie TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth LEJUGE (1689, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 July 1759, , France)
(Guillaume LE JUGE & Marie MERCIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean LEMAIRE (1695, , France - , )
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Benoni Joachim LEMIRE (1736, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1788, Ascension, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre LEMIRE dit MIRE & Marie Josephe FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elizabeth LEMIRE (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 June 1825, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Pierre LEMIRE dit MIRE & Isabelle THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEMIRE (1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre LEMIRE dit MIRE & Isabelle THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon LEMIRE (1744, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre LEMIRE dit MIRE & Isabelle THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEPRIEUR dit DUBOIS (1713, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 January 1772, Cherbourg, Manche, France)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne LEPRINCE (1685, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1755, , Maryland, USA)
(Jean Jacques Nicolas LEPRINCE & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean LEPRINCE (1689, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 December 1766, , France)
(Jean Jacques Nicolas LEPRINCE & Marguerite HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean LEPRINCE (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 24 July 1781, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Antoine LEPRINCE & Anne TRAHAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LEPRINCE (9 February 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 March 1787, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Jean LEPRINCE & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LEPRINCE (9 February 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 May 1781, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Jean LEPRINCE & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LEPRINCE (24 June 1723, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean LEPRINCE & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LEVRON (21 February 1730, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste LEVRON & Françoise LABAUVE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LEVRON (25 February 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 February 1767, Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste LEVRON & Françoise LABAUVE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEVRON (15 March 1729, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jacques LEVRON & Marie DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LEVRON (1743, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 July 1828, Saint-Eustache, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste LEVRON & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth Isabelle LEVRON dite NANTAIS (1688, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(François LEVRON dit NANTAIS & Catherine SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LORD (13 March 1729, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 July 1802, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada* (Tonnancour) (La Visitation-de-la-Pointe-du-Lac))
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LORD (28 September 1716, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 April 1775, Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres))
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne LORD (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Charles LORD (LAURE) & Marie Josephe DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine LORD (24 December 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - April 1763, Restigouche, Matapedia Co., Québec, Canada)
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Anne LORD (LAURE) (5 April 1705, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - September 1757, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia))
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre LORD (LAURE) (12 December 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 January 1782, Martinique, France)
(Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie Françoise BARIAU (BÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles LORD (LAURE) (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 21 November 1776, Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes))
(Julien LORD (LOURT) dit LAMONTAGNE & Anne Charlotte GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LORD (LAURE) (9 August 1730, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 12 May 1809, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Jacques LORD dit LAMONTAGNE (LAURE) & Marie Charlotte BONNEVIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste LORD (LAURE) (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 November 1826, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean LAURE (LORD) & Marie-Madeleine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph LUCAS (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 April 1813, Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier))
(Joseph LUCAS & Marguerite LEJEUNE dite BRIARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite LUCAS (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 May 1787, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy))
(Joseph LUCAS & Marguerite LEJEUNE dite BRIARD)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Gregoire MAILLET (6 December 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1808, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cheticamp))
(Jacques MAILLET & Madeleine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Jacques MAILLET (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 March 1792, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup))
(Jacques MAILLET & Madeleine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Amable MARTIN (23 January 1745, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 July 1816, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(René MARTIN & Marguerite MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Amand MARTIN (20 May 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 March 1815, Baie Ste-Anne, Acadie, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste MARTIN dit BARNABÉ & Marie Louise BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne MARTIN (7 March 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Étienne MARTIN & Marie Jeanne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Barthelemy MARTIN (1708, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1763, )
(Pierre MARTIN & Anne GODIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte MARTIN (7 September 1714 , Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 April 1779, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(René MARTIN & Marie MIGNIER dite LAGACÉ)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles Benjamin MARTIN (24 February 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 5 December 1815, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(René MARTIN & Marguerite MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth MARTIN (16 September 1728, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 12 June 1791, Martinique, France)
(Étienne MARTIN & Marie Jeanne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite MARTIN (9 January 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 4 January 1820, St-Basile, New Brundswick, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste MARTIN dit BARNABÉ & Marie Louise BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste MARTIN (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 May 1806, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy))
(Paul MARTIN & Marie Geneviève DUBOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph MARTIN (1736, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 9 January 1795, St James, Louisiana, USA)
(Ambroise MARTIN & Anne CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MARTIN (27 December 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 4 November 1775, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Étienne MARTIN & Marie Jeanne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MARTIN (1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1800, , Louisiana, USA)
(Charles MARTIN & Jeanne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne MARTIN (4 February 1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 June 1781, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(René MARTIN & Marguerite MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Claire MARTIN (1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1820, St James, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste MARTIN dit BARNABÉ & Marie Louise BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Luce Ludivine MARTIN (22 July 1739, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1809, French Village, Kingsclear, York, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste MARTIN dit BARNABÉ & Marie Louise BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine MARTIN (1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 January 1816, Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre MARTIN & Marie Anne GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Nathalie Anastasie MARTIN (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 September 1825, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(René MARTIN & Marguerite MICHEL)

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