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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  Jean TRAHAN (18 March 1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 April 1799, Attakapas County, Louisiana, USA)
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste TRAHAN (1697, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 14 April 1778, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste TRAHAN (1706, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 February 1758, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Alexandre TRAHAN & Marie PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Charles TRAHAN (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 April 1828, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Paul TRAHAN & Marie BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN (2 January 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 18 February 1803, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph TRAHAN (1700, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1756, Penryn, Cornwall, England)
(Guillaume TRAHAN & Jacqueline BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph TRAHAN (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - April 1757, , England (United Kingdom))
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph TRAHAN (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 August 1763, )
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph TRAHAN (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 15 May 1785, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Charles TRAHAN (7 June 1730, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 17 May 1785, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche))
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine TRAHAN (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 November 1766, , France)
(Alexandre TRAHAN & Marie PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine TRAHAN (23 December 1732, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre TRAHAN & Jeanne DAIGRE (DAIGLE))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite TRAHAN (1714, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 August 1759, Liverpool, England)
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite TRAHAN (1722, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 15 August 1756, Bristol, England)
(Jean TRAHAN & Marie Charlotte COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite TRAHAN (1728, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1763, , Louisiana, USA)
(Etienne TRAHAN & Marie Françoise ROY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie TRAHAN (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1794, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph TRAHAN & Elisabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie TRAHAN (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 May 1831, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe TRAHAN (1697, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 13 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe TRAHAN (8 May 1711, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - June 1763, , England (United Kingdom))
(Guillaume TRAHAN & Jacqueline BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe TRAHAN (10 April 1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1757, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Rose TRAHAN (12 August 1721, Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada (Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia) - 25 November 1776, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France)
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Josephte TRAHAN (24 November 1721, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 7 July 1763, )
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel TRAHAN (9 December 1728, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 19 January 1784, St Martinville, St Martin, Louisiana, USA)
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul TRAHAN (1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 April 1761, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )
(Alexandre TRAHAN & Marie PELLERIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Paul TRAHAN (16 December 1723, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 27 November 1759, La Harve, France)
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre TRAHAN (9 June 1696, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 18 April 1772, , France)
(Guillaume TRAHAN & Jacqueline BENOIT dite LABRIERE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre TRAHAN (1708, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 August 1756, Liverpool, England)
(Jean Charles TRAHAN & Marie Françoise BOUDROT (BOUDREAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre TRAHAN (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 June 1825, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
(Jean Baptiste TRAHAN & Anne Marie HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René TRAHAN (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1790, )
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule TRAHAN (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 10 October 1765, Saint Martinville, St. Martin, Louisiana, USA)
(Rene TRAHAN & Isabelle DAROIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth TRAHAN THERIAULT (1746, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 7/00/1784, Loire-Atlantique Pays de la Loire, France)
(Joseph TRAHAN & Elisabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François TURCAUD (TURCOT) (7 May 1710, Anjou, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 6 August 1789, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste TURCOTTE (TURCOT) (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 April 1826, Trois-Pistoles, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges))
(François TURCAUD (TURCOT) & Catherine DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe TURCOTTE (TURCOT) (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 March 1790, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(François TURCAUD (TURCOT) & Catherine DOIRON)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques VECOT (1722, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Baptiste VÉCOT & Marie CHIASSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste VÉCOT (26 December 1690, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(François VECAULT dit VERREAU (VÉCOT) & Françoise POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marianne VIALONG (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Abraham VIGNEAULT (2 September 1733, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 12 June 1802, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Marguerite ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne VIGNEAULT (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - April 1779, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Marguerite ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean VIGNEAULT (23 October 1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 24 October 1804, St-Louis, Morbihan, France)
(Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Marguerite ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste VIGNEAULT (15 January 1742, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 11 May 1801, Ingouville, France)
(Jean Baptiste VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Anne Agnes POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph VIGNEAULT (6 August 1732, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 3 August 1814, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Marguerite ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Maurice VIGNEAULT (6 February 1713, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Maurice VIGNEAULT & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie VIGNEAULT (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 February 1819, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jean Baptiste VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Anne Agnes POIRIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Nicolas VIGNEAULT (1740, , Nova Scotia, Canada - 18 June 1791, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Joseph Maurice VIGNEAULT & Catherine ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre VIGNEAULT (1726, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 3 July 1811, Havre-Aubert, Canada)
(Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE & Marguerite ARSENAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jacques VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE (22 December 1702, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 May 1772, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Maurice VIGNEAULT & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste VIGNEAULT dit MAURICE (18 August 1716, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 19 August 1767, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, France)
(Maurice VIGNEAULT & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste VILLEDIEU (1694, , France - 24 December 1758 , Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie VINCENT (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 February 1786, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres))
(Jean Baptiste VINCENT & Elisabeth COMEAU)

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