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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  Marie Anne BERGERON D'AMBOISE (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 January 1828, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Michel BERGERON dit NANTES & Marie DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel BERGERON dit NANTES (1702, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1766, , Louisiana, USA)
(Barthelemy BERGERON & Geneviève SERREAU dite ST-AUBIN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BERNARD (1739, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 July 1822, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph BERNARD & Marie Josephte GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François BERNARD (6 October 1740, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 18 August 1820, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste BERNARD & Marie Cecile GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BERNARD (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 September 1829, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis))
(René BERNARD & Anne BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BERNARD (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(René BERNARD & Madeleine DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Louis BERNARD (1752, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1801, )
(Joseph BERNARD & Marguerite ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BERNARD (1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 12 November 1814, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste BERNARD & Marie Cecile GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BERNARD (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 31 May 1807, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Jean Baptiste BERNARD & Marie Cecile GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BERNARD (2 November 1740, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - , )
(Michel BERNARD & Marie BRASSEUR)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Osithe BERNARD (1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Jean Baptiste BERNARD & Marie Cecile GAUDET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BERNARD (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 February 1815, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis))
(René BERNARD & Anne BELOU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René BERNARD (1690, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 November 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(René BERNARD & Madeleine DOUCET)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angélique BERTRAND (1705, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 January 1768, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, Bretagne, France)
(Claude BERTRAND & Catherine PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BERTRAND (1692, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 20 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Claude BERTRAND & Catherine PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BERTRAND (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 September 1798, Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Canada (Blainville))
(Jean BERTRAND & Marie Françoise LEGER dite LAROSETTE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Suzanne BÉZIER dite JOAN LARIVIÈRE (1685, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Pierre Joan BÉZIER & Madeleine BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexis Marin BLANCHARD (1725, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 3 February 1759, Nantes, France)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Angelique BLANCHARD (1707, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 January 1759, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France)
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BLANCHARD (May 14 1732, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(René BLANCHARD & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Helene BLANCHARD (24 September 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 27 December 1757, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne Marie BLANCHARD (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, Ille-et-Vilaine, France)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Anselme BLANCHARD (1717, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 27 September 1759, St-Louis de Rochefort, France)
(Martin BLANCHARD & Isabelle Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Anselme BLANCHARD (18 May 1741, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 25 November 1799, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
(René BLANCHARD & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Benoni BLANCHARD (1741, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - July 1821, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BLANCHARD (1733, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1786, , Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Etienne BLANCHARD (20 June 1729, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 9 April 1759, Saint Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France)
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François Jean BLANCHARD (1731, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - January 1794, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise BLANCHARD (May 1705, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 23 May 1785, Bernantec, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France)
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise BLANCHARD (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 November 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise BLANCHARD (25 December 1746, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 26 August 1813, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(René BLANCHARD & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Germain BLANCHARD (1722, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 27 March 1798, Bas-Champs, France)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Helene BLANCHARD (25 October 1718, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 1782, Nantes, Bretagne, France)
(Pierre BLANCHARD & Francoise BRAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle BLANCHARD (20 July 1721, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1773, St Pierre, Martinique, France)
(Antoine BLANCHARD & Elisabeth THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle Élisabeth BLANCHARD (25 May 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 14 January 1786, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre))
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BLANCHARD (6 February 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(René BLANCHARD & Marie SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BLANCHARD (1718, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 September 1789, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
(Martin BLANCHARD & Isabelle Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BLANCHARD (25 August 1745, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 20 May 1799, Beloeil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil))
(Jean BLANCHARD & Catherine FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (1694, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1758, , France)
(Martin BLANCHARD & Marguerite GUILBAULT (GUILBEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (6 January 1712, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (11 April 1719, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(René BLANCHARD & Marie SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (1720, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 16 February 1759, St. Malo, Bretagne, France)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (25 May 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 May 1804, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BLANCHARD (1731, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 December 1783, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Martin BLANCHARD & Isabelle Elisabeth DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Josephe BLANCHARD (16 June 1731, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(René BLANCHARD & Marie SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BLANCHARD (1692, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 30 October 1759, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Huguette GOUGEON (GOUJEON))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Edwidge BLANCHARD (15 January 1736, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 November 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Guillaume BLANCHARD & Jeanne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine Marguerite BLANCHARD (1727, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia) - 15 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BLANCHARD (28 August 1709, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1756, Penryn, Cornwall, England)
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BLANCHARD (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Marguerite VINCENT)

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