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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 Josephe BLANCHARD (1719, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - May 1782, Rezé, Bretagne, France)
(Joseph BLANCHARD & Anne DUPUIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine BLANCHARD (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - July 1823, Saint Gabriel, Iberville, Louisiana, USA)
(René BLANCHARD & Marguerite THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Anne BLANCHARD (1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1760, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  René BLANCHARD (1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 September 1788, Ascension, Louisiana, USA)
(René BLANCHARD & Anne LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Touissant BLANCHARD (1705, , France - 23 September 1769, Cherbourg, Manche, France)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ursule BLANCHARD (29 April 1726, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 May 1786, Louiseville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup))
(René BLANCHARD & Marie SAVOIE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BONNEVIE (12 May 1706, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jacques BONNEVIE & Françoise MIUS D'AZIT dite BEAUMONT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise BONNEVIE dite BEAUMONT (1702, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 December 1758, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jacques BONNEVIE & Françoise MIUS D'AZIT dite BEAUMONT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Rosalie BONNIERE (29 May 1739, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , )
(Pierre BONNIERE & Madeleine Josephe FOREST)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BONNIERE (1709, , France - 1758, Plymouth, England)
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Anselme BOUDREAU (30 July 1737, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(François BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Anne Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Augustin Remi BOUDREAU (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Pierre BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie DOIRON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Brigitte BOUDREAU (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - bef. 23 May 1786, )
(Pierre BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Madeleine HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Felicite BOUDREAU (6 December 1754, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 15 June 1836, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Antoine BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Josephte LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Felix BOUDREAU (1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Jean Baptiste BOUDREAU LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Francois BOUDREAU (10 August 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 24 November 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Michel BOUDROT & Cecile Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  François BOUDREAU (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 17 January 1825, La Malbaie, Québec, Canada (Murray Bay) (Saint-Etienne-de-la-Malbaie))
(Jean Baptiste BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Agnès PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Françoise BOUDREAU (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 9 July 1809, La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade))
(Francois BOUDREAU & Marguerite PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Hilaire BOUDREAU (24 April 1742, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 21 October 1808, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) dit GRAND PIERRE & Madeleine MELANSON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean BOUDREAU (1739, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1784, , France)
(Jean Baptiste BOUDREAU LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BOUDREAU (12 October 1725, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 20 October 1764, , Haiti)
(Michel BOUDROT & Cecile Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BOUDREAU (24 July 1747, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Joseph BOUDREAU & Helene LANDRY)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BOUDREAU (1737, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 March 1826, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre))
(Jean Baptiste BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Agnès PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BOUDREAU (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Francois BOUDREAU & Marguerite PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BOUDREAU (1750, , Prince Edward Island, Canada (Ile Saint-Jean) - 21 May 1838, Carleton-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Carleton) (St-Omer))
(Joseph BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Rosalie ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Olivier BOUDREAU (20 May 1728, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1 November 1782, , Louisiana, USA)
(Michel BOUDROT & Cecile Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Rosalie BOUDREAU (1738, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 20 September 1768, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers))
(Jean Baptiste BOUDREAU LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Theotiste BOUDREAU (1746, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Francois BOUDREAU & Marguerite PITRE)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOUDREAU (FOREST) (1745, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Jean Baptiste BOUDREAU LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre BOUDROT (1727, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - , )
(Denis BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Agnes VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BOUDROT (1725, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 1752, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia))
(Denis BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Agnes VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BOUDROT (1717, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 29 April 1776, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France)
(Jean Baptiste BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Cecile CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Charles BOUDROT (25 March 1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 25 March 1778, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
(François BOUDROT & Madeleine BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth BOUDROT (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - aft. 13 September 1756, )
(Claude BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Anne Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Elisabeth BOUDROT (9 February 1722, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1777, , Louisiana, USA)
(Claude BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Catherine Geneviève HÉBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOUDROT (1742, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 October 1821, Point Coupee, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Michel BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Claire COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BOUDROT (1745, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1778, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Michel BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Claire COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Josephe BOUDROT (27 August 1731, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Denis BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Agnes VINCENT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel BOUDROT (1685, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - bef. 21 May 1763, , England (United Kingdom))
(Claude BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Anne Marie THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  boy ancestor  Michel BOUDROT (1748, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1763, )
(Michel BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Claire COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1733, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Baptiste BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Louise SAULNIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anastasie BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1746, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - , )
(Jean BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) dit LAMI & Agathe THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (22 November 1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - August 1756, Southampton, England)
(Claude BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Catherine MEUNIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Anne BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 2 April 1798, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Joseph BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Jeanne Françoise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Anselme BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1706, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1765, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Michel BOUDROT & Madeleine Marie CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1691, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (Pisiquit, Acadia) - 15 March 1769, , France)
(Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Antoine BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1725, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 29 March 1819, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Joseph BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Jeanne Françoise COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Catherine BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1705, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 May 1799, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie CORPORON)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cecile BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (December 1706, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 January 1811, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Michel BOUDROT & Cecile Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Cécile BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) (1714, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 January 1811, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Charles BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) & Marie Josephe LANDRY)

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