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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  Nathalie ORION dite CHAMPAGNE (1 January 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 March 1819, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Anne Jeanne RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) (7 August 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 March 1790, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Marie Anne BASTARACHE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) (5 December 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 10 June 1800, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Charles ORION dit CHAMPAGNE (ORILLON) & Marie Anne BASTARACHE)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie PARR (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 October 1794, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph))
(Jean PARR & Marie Josephte ROY dite LALIBERTÉ)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne PARR (1741, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 October 1827, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Jean PARR & Marie Josephte ROY dite LALIBERTÉ)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Eustache PARR (PART) (1722, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre PARR (PART) dit LE FORET & Jeanne DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre PELLERIN (1693, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 April 1770, Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Etienne PELLERIN & Jeanne SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne PELLERIN (1688, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Etienne PELLERIN & Jeanne SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine PELLERIN (8 September 1714, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 June 1768, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Bernard PELLERIN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PELLERIN (13 May 1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 10 November 1768, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
(Bernard PELLERIN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Claire PELLERIN (15 November 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 July 1793 , Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Jean Baptiste PELLERIN & Marie MARTIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre PELLERIN (27 September 1716, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 April 1809, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Bernard PELLERIN & Marguerite GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Denis PETITOT (16 October 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PETITOT (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PETITOT (4 November 1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 March 1778, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Denis PETITOT & Marie Josephe GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe PETITOT (16 February 1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 11 February 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne PETITOT dite SINCENNES (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 May 1759, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marie ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth PETITOT dite SINCENNES (21 December 1729, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 August 1812, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES (1694, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 January 1760, , France)
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marie ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE (1688, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Denis PETITOT dit ST-SEINE & Marie ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie PICOT (16 May 1735, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Michel PICOT & Anne BLAIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PICOTE (8 September 1732, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 September 1792, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Michel PICOT & Anne BLAIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles PINET (1727, Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cape Breton Island) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Charles PINET & Marie Anne MARCHAND (MARCHANDIN))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Angelique PINET (21 September 1739, Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cape Breton Island) - 29 November 1815, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA)
(Charles PINET & Marie Anne MARCHAND (MARCHANDIN))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre PINET (1730, Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cape Breton Island) - , )
(Charles Dit Lejeune PINET & Marie Louise TESTARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Agathe PITRE (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 February 1808, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Jean Baptiste PITRE & Cecile BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Agnès PITRE (10 June 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 May 1781, Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres))
(François PITRE & Anne PRÉJEAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angelique PITRE (9 June 1707, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 21 December 1762, LeHavre, Notre-Dame, France)
(Claude PITRE & Marie COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Christine-Catherine PITRE (1711, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 January 1761, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean PITRE & Françoise BABIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth PITRE (1728, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 5 October 1797, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean PITRE & Marguerite THERIAULT (TERRIOT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean PITRE (1699, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean PITRE & Françoise BABIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste PITRE (16 April 1711, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 June 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(François PITRE & Anne PRÉJEAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph PITRE (30 January 1745, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste PITRE & Cecile BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Judith PITRE (13 October 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1 May 1790, Isle-aux-Coudres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-l'Isle-aux-Coudres))
(François PITRE & Anne PRÉJEAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PITRE (16 May 1715, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 March 1806, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(François PITRE & Anne PRÉJEAN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Genevieve PITRE (1725, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1785, , France)
(Jean PITRE & Marguerite THERIAULT (TERRIOT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie PITRE (1722, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 11 February 1759, Nantes, France)
(Jean PITRE & Marguerite THERIAULT (TERRIOT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anastasie PITRE (10 December 1739, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1 August 1807, Thibodaux, Lafourche, Louisiana, USA)
(Jean PITRE & Marguerite THERIAULT (TERRIOT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel PITRE (2 October 1735, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1807, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste PITRE & Cecile BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Josephe PITRE GAUTROT (1741, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 00/00/1798, Lafourche, Louisiana, USA)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Abraham POIRIER (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Michel POIRIER & Madeleine BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alain POIRIER (28 December 1744, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 January 1786, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Claude POIRIER dit GLODICHE & Marguerite CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie POIRIER (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Ambroise POIRIER & Marie GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne POIRIER (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Michel POIRIER & Madeleine BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne POIRIER (1740, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 February 1816, Nantes, France)
(Claude POIRIER dit GLODICHE & Marguerite CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Agnès POIRIER (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Michel POIRIER & Madeleine BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Hilaire POIRIER (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 May 1836, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Pierre POIRIER & Marguerite ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques POIRIER (2 February 1747, Beausejour, Acadie Canada - 10 March 1834, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Claude POIRIER dit GLODICHE & Marguerite CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph POIRIER (1710, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1764, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
(Jean Baptiste POIRIER & Marie Jeanne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph POIRIER (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 April 1826, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Saint-Gregoire-le-Grand))
(Joseph POIRIER & Madeleine DOIRON)

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