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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  François SAVOIE (20 May 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 14 September 1830, Saint-Barthélemy, Québec, Canada)
(Honore SAVOIE & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François Xavier SAVOIE (1684, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 December 1787, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
(Germain SAVOIE & Marie BREAU dite VINCELOTTE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste SAVOIE (17 May 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1761, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada (Newcastle))
(Germain SAVOIE & Geneviève BABINEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Charles SAVOIE (30 May 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1780, , Louisiana, USA)
(François Xavier SAVOIE & Marie Josephe RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph SAVOIE (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 January 1810, Neguac, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean SAVOIE & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine SAVOIE (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean SAVOIE & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite SAVOIE (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 December 1773, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
(Honore SAVOIE & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite SAVOIE (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 April 1793, Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier))
(François Xavier SAVOIE & Marguerite THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Brigitte SAVOIE (24 April 1712, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 10 December 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(François Xavier SAVOIE & Marie Josephe RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie SAVOIE (1686, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 February 1767, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury))
(Germain SAVOIE & Marie BREAU dite VINCELOTTE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne SAVOIE (25 October 1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 March 1826, Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier))
(Honore SAVOIE & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne SAVOIE (1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 3 March 1781, Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier))
(Honore SAVOIE & Marie Anne COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe SAVOIE (14 February 1720, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean SAVOIE & Marie DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe SAVOIE (1753, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean SAVOIE & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte SAVOIE (25 March 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 February 1775, Pointe-Coupée, Louisiana, USA)
(Paul SAVOIE & Judith MICHEL)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine SAVOIE (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 March 1770, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Germain SAVOIE & Marie BREAU dite VINCELOTTE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre SAVOIE (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 May 1811, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada)
(François Xavier SAVOIE & Marie Josephe RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre SAVOIE (19 November 1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 January 1806, Neguac, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Jean SAVOIE & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon SAVOIE (22 September 1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 November 1809, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup))
(François Xavier SAVOIE & Marguerite THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne SIMON dite BOUCHER (27 March 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 28 March 1830, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Charles SIMON dit BOUCHER & Marie Josephe PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie ST-ETIENNE dite LATOUR (1692, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 September 1764, St-Domingue, Le Mirebalais, France)
(Jacques ST-ETIENNE dit LATOUR & Anne MELANÇON (MELANSON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Anne SURET (24 April 1734, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 September 1797, Châteauguay, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joachim-de-Chateauguay) )
(Joseph SURETTE & Marguerite THÉRIAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite SURETTE (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 April 1835, St-Clément, Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada)
(Joseph SURETTE & Marguerite THÉRIAULT)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude TANDAU (1717, St-Portier, Diocèse de Montauban, France - , )
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Louise TESTARD (1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 February 1759, St-Malo, France)
(François TESTARD dit PARIS & Marie DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Jeanne TESTARD dite PARIS (19 April 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 April 1764, St-Pierre, Terre-Neuve, Canada)
(François TESTARD dit PARIS & Marie DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Gertrude THERIAULT (14 October 1745, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste Janis THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marie Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Anselme THÉRIAULT (22 September 1748, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 8 May 1821, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph THÉRIAULT & Agnes CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles THERIAULT (1722, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 15 October 1756, Falmouth, England)
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Agnès AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth THERIAULT (20 March 1735, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marie DAIGLE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Francoise THERIAULT (1722, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 12 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marie DAIGLE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Francoise THERIAULT (27 March 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1 August 1773, Morlaix, France)
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Agnès AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Hilarion Charles THERIAULT (21 October 1739, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1822, Baie Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, Canada)
(Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques THÉRIAULT (17 June 1747, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 10 April 1826, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph THÉRIAULT & Agnes CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Jacques THERIAULT (17 May 1728, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 August 1790, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jacques THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marie ROBICHAUD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph THERIAULT (1700, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 9 April 1766, , Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) & Marie BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph THÉRIAULT (11 June 1718, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 6 November 1765, La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere))
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph THERIAULT (2 June 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - bef. 22 November 1796, )
(Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite THÉRIAULT (11 May 1711, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 2 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite THERIAULT (1726, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 18 March 1770, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage))
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Agnès AUCOIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne THÉRIAULT (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1 June 1803, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse))
(Paul THÉRIAULT & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe THERIAULT (9 November 1721, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 4 December 1759, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
(Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Madeleine BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe THERIAULT (1734, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 15 November 1817, St-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Quebec, Canada)
(Charles THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Angélique DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe THÉRIAULT (1 February 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 21 September 1819 , Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse))
(Paul THÉRIAULT & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephte THÉRIAULT (10 April 1746, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 11 August 1811 , Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Paul THÉRIAULT & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine THERIAULT (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean Baptiste Janis THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marie Josephte LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Modeste THÉRIAULT (1754, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Paul THÉRIAULT & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul THÉRIAULT (1716, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 29 August 1792, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Marguerite CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul THÉRIAULT (1751, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 7 July 1820, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre))
(Paul THÉRIAULT & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre THERIAULT (1714, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 8 November 1756, St-Gluvias de Penryn, Cornwall, England)
(Claude THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT) & Agnès AUCOIN)

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