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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 MELANSON (1693, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 February 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE & Marie DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MELANSON (21 October 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 5 September 1808, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada)
(Claude MELANSON & Marguerite BABINEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MELANSON (7 April 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 October 1808, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jean MELANSON & Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MELANSON (20 September 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 September 1780, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Ambroise MELANSON & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne MELANSON (26 March 1731, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 7 January 1804, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada)
(Claude MELANSON & Marguerite BABINEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Françoise MELANSON (20 September 1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1795, , Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Ambroise MELANSON & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe MELANSON (6 December 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 October 1793, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre MELANSON & Anne GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre MELANSON (11 December 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 December 1783, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre MELANSON & Anne GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre MELANSON (9 May 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - April 1804, )
(Ambroise MELANSON & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques MICHEL (4 June 1704, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 October 1764, Le Mirebalais, St Domingue, Haïti)
(Jacques MICHEL dit ST-MICHEL & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph MICHEL (1 April 1731, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 February 1809, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Joseph MICHEL & Marie Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine MICHEL (5 August 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 January 1804, St Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques MICHEL dit ST-MICHEL & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine MICHEL (10 June 1731, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 April 1806, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jacques MICHEL & Jeanne BREAUX (BRAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MICHEL (1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 January 1790, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Jacques MICHEL dit ST-MICHEL & Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne MICHEL (23 October 1754, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 November 1839, Sainte-Rosalie, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph MICHEL & Marie Anne LORD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte MICHEL (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 November 1773, Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud))
(François MICHEL dit LARUINE & Marguerite MEUNIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph MIGNEAULT dit AUBIN (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 February 1791, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean MIGNEAULT dit AUBIN & Marie BERNARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine MIRANDE (12 July 1685, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 11 June 1773, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Emmanuel MIRANDE-TAVARE & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marthe Cecile MIREAULT (22 March 1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 April 1792, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Pierre AMIRAULT & Anne-Desanges ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Nathalie MIREAULT (1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Francois AMIRAULT & Madeleine RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Scholastique MIREAULT (MIRAULT) (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre AMIRAULT & Marie-Eustache HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles Amand MIUS (17 December 1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1795, )
(Joseph MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marie Jeanne AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Claire MIUS (1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 March 1760, Cherbourg, France)
(Joseph MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marie Jeanne AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François MIUS (19 March 1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1775, )
(Joseph MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marie Jeanne AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne MIUS D'ENTREMONT (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jacques MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marguerite AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques MIUS D'ENTREMONT (1679, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 July 1759, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA)
(Jacques MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Anne ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph MIUS D'ENTREMONT (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 May 1783, Pubnico, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Jacques MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marguerite AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephte MIUS D'ENTREMONT (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Joseph MIUS D'ENTREMONT & Marie Jeanne AMIRAULT (MIREAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Sebastien MORIN (1691, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 November 1756, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre MORIN & Françoise Jeanne CHIASSON dite LAVALLEE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis MOUTON (1737, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1817, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean MOUTON & Marie Josephe GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MOUTON (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 October 1824, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Jacques MOUTON & Marguerite QUESSY (CAISSIE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre MOUTON (30 December 1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean MOUTON & Marie Josephe GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Salvator MOUTON (1733, Chignecto, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada - 9 April 1773, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean MOUTON & Marie Josephe GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean MOUTON dit NEVEU (1 February 1740, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - August 1802, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques MOUTON & Marguerite QUESSY (CAISSIE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile MOYSE (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1776, )
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François MOYSE (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 July 1779, )
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise MOYSE (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 February 1759, )
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste MOYSE (4 December 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 September 1781, Rezé, Bretagne, France)
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite MOYSE (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 May 1762, )
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine MOYSE (MOISE) (26 February 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1758, )
(François MOYSE dit LATREILLE & Marie BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François MOYSE dit LATREILLE (1689, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 February 1759, , France)
(François MOYSE & Madeleine VINCENT)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François NAQUIN (20 June 1704, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 January 1759, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Jean NAQUIN dit L'ÉTOILLE & Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques NAQUIN (1700, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 January 1759, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Jean NAQUIN dit L'ÉTOILLE & Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne NUIRAT (8 June 1719, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 8 March 1791, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean Jacques NUIRAT & Marie Jeanne BOURGEOIS)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne OISELET (1693, Plaisance, Terre-Neuve, Canada - 27 October 1758, Rochefort, Poitou, Charentes, France)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (26 June 1752, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 October 1817, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Pierre ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Brigitte BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth ORION dite CHAMPAGNE (29 June 1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 February 1819, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Anne Jeanne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite ORION dite CHAMPAGNE (27 March 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1 September 1813, Petit Nipissiguit, Acadie, Canada)
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Anne Jeanne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe ORION dite CHAMPAGNE (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 24 November 1808, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Anne Jeanne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Théotiste ORION dite CHAMPAGNE (6 February 1744, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1839, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Anne Jeanne RICHARD)

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