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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  Madeleine POIRIER (20 January 1720, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1 July 1785, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Michel POIRIER & Madeleine BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine POIRIER (1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 19 November 1759, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Bernard POIRIER & Madeleine MICHEL dite LARUINE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite POIRIER (1749, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 30 December 1780, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Claude POIRIER dit GLODICHE & Marguerite CYR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie POIRIER (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 March 1811, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Saint-Gregoire-le-Grand))
(Joseph POIRIER & Madeleine DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie POIRIER (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(René POIRIER & Anne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel POIRIER (1693, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 January 1758, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales))
(Michel POIRIER dit DE FRANCE & Marie CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Modeste POIRIER (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph POIRIER & Jeanne GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre POIRIER (31 March 1720, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 March 1785, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Jean Baptiste POIRIER & Marie Jeanne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre POIRIER (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 February 1821, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Le Haut-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (Saint-Gregoire-le-Grand))
(Joseph POIRIER & Madeleine DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René POIRIER (23 October 1718, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 3 March 1766, , France)
(Michel POIRIER dit DE FRANCE & Marie CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude POIRIER dit GLODICHE (1715, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 24 June 1791, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Michel POIRIER & Madeleine BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude Cyprien PORLIER (27 April 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 March 1811, )
(Jean Baptiste PORLIER & Anne Marie ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie POTET (1657, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - aft. 1701, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia))
(Jehan POTET & Marie GAUTROT (GAUTREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne POTHIER (1730, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 November 1807, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila))
(Jean Baptiste POTHIER & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine POTHIER (2 April 1745, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 13 February 1805, Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste POTHIER & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Osithe POTHIER (13 November 1747, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 26 October 1805, Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste POTHIER & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul POTHIER (16 July 1742, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Jean Baptiste POTHIER & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie POTHIER (BLANCHARD) (1753, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Jean Baptiste POTHIER & Marie Josephe HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles POTHIER (POITIER) (19 January 1725, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean POTHIER (POITIER) & Marie Madeleine CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne PREJEAN (8 August 1729, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 September 1778, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph PRÉJEAN & Marie Louise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PRÉJEAN (1724, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 May 1777, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Joseph PRÉJEAN & Marie Louise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Blanche PREJEAN (20 February 1734, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste PRÉJEAN & Marie GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) (17 August 1733, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 March 1825, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur))
(Charles PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) & Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) (7 March 1735, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 June 1818, , Louisiana, USA)
(Charles PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) & Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) (17 December 1708, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 May 1768, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean PRÉJEAN (PREGENT) dit LEBRETON & Andree SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre PRINCE (24 March 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 January 1826, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Joseph LEPRINCE & Marie Anne FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie PRINCE (LEPRINCE) (18 December 1750, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 June 1795, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Pierre LEPRINCE & Félicité BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Honore PRINCE (LEPRINCE) (2 August 1717, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean LEPRINCE & Jeanne BLANCHARD)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean QUESSY (CAISSIE) (1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 July 1789, Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier))
(Jean QUESSY (CAISSIE) & Anne BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean QUESSY (CAISSIE) dit BISIN (1736, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 27 December 1786, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean QUESSY (CAISSIE) & Marguerite BOURGEOIS)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne RAYMOND (11 February 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 26 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(François RAYMOND & Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles RAYMOND (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1791, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(François RAYMOND & Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques RAYMOND (25 July 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 4 January 1803, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(François RAYMOND & Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean RAYMOND (10 August 1740, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 February 1802, Saint-André, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Andre))
(Jean Baptiste RAYMOND & Josephte MIUS D'ENTREMONT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste RAYMOND (4 December 1710, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 26 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(François RAYMOND & Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph RAYMOND (7 December 1716, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 November 1768, Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
(François RAYMOND & Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph RAYMOND (21 April 1750, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 August 1837, Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph RAYMOND & Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne RAYMOND (8 April 1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 17 April 1771, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Jean Baptiste RAYMOND & Josephte MIUS D'ENTREMONT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Veronique RENAUD (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean RENAUD dit ARNAUD & Marie Madeleine POITIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Amand RICHARD (24 April 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 February 1770, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Michel RICHARD dit BEAUPRÉ & Marie Josephe BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angélique RICHARD (1698, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Alexandre RICHARD & Elizabeth Isabelle PETITPAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne RICHARD (27 February 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - March 1787, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Pierre RICHARD & Cecile GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne RICHARD (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph RICHARD & Anne BASTARACHE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Jeanne RICHARD (15 April 1718, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1763, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(François RICHARD & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile RICHARD (19 July 1742, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - February 1824, Plattenville, Assumption, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre RICHARD & Cecile GRANGER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles RICHARD (11 April 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre RICHARD & Marguerite LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles RICHARD (3 April 1729, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1760, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(René RICHARD dit BEAUPRÉ & Marie Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elizabeth-Isabelle RICHARD (14 April 1732, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste RICHARD & Marguerite ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François RICHARD (12 December 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Pierre RICHARD dit BEAUPRÉ & Madeleine GIROUARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François RICHARD (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 April 1770, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis))
(Martin RICHARD & Marie CORMIER)

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