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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  Claude BOURGEOIS (1695, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - bef. 1766, , Massachusetts, USA)
(Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude BOURGEOIS (1710, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 January 1770, La-Pérade, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade))
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  David BOURGEOIS (1754, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 24 January 1808, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Michel BOURGEOIS & Marguerite RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Félicité BOURGEOIS (11 February 1727, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 March 1814, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Germain BOURGEOIS (28 December 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 31 January 1820, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Guillaume BOURGEOIS (4 May 1717, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 22 November 1794, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Guillaume BOURGEOIS & Catherine Josephe THIBODEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BOURGEOIS (1706, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 10 January 1789, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BOURGEOIS (1733, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Marie Anne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Jacques BOURGEOIS (1709, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 April 1779, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean-Baptiste BOURGEOIS (4 February 1733, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 30 March 1816, St-James, Louisiana, USA)
(Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie Françoise CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne BOURGEOIS (1696, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 18 December 1764, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales))
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Jeanne BOURGEOIS (30 November 1709, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 18 March 1790 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOURGEOIS (1691, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1764, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA )
(Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOURGEOIS (14 November 1746, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 1 March 1830, Havre-Aubert, Magdelen Islands, Quebec, Canada)
(Jean Jacques BOURGEOIS & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph Gregoire BOURGEOIS (22 May 1722, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 April 1803, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph-Abel BOURGEOIS (29 August 1733, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 23 October 1812, Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly))
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Ludivine BOURGEOIS (27 August 1732, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 21 February 1820, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BOURGEOIS (1712, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 May 1787, , France)
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite BOURGEOIS (1700, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 July 1770, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Josephte BOURGEOIS (18 March 1720, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - bef. 1780, )
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BOURGEOIS (1736, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 26 May 1808, Port-Louis, Morbihan, France)
(Jean Jacques BOURGEOIS & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie BOURGEOIS (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 February 1821, Contrecœur, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Trinité-de-Contrecoeur))
(Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie RICHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Anne BOURGEOIS (1735, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 22 March 1805, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Jean Jacques BOURGEOIS & Marie Marguerite BOURG)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Jeanne BOURGEOIS (1693, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 7 January 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Marie BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine BOURGEOIS (22 December 1704, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 8 June 1770 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City))
(Germain BOURGEOIS & Madeleine DUGAS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Madeleine BOURGEOIS (8 May 1728, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 16 May 1780, , France)
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Marie LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Modeste BOURGEOIS (27 November 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 24 August 1820, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Guillaume BOURGEOIS & Anne HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie Theotiste BOURGEOIS (27 November 1741, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - , )
(Guillaume BOURGEOIS & Anne HEBERT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Anne BOURGEOIS (1736, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 23 January 1808, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception))
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Madeleine CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marie-Seraphine-Anne BOURGEOIS (19 March 1744, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 13 September 1824, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne))
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel BOURGEOIS (1704, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 11 February 1782, )
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Anne BLANCHARD)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel BOURGEOIS (1749, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 13 June 1799, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie))
(Claude BOURGEOIS & Marie Anne CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pepin BOURGEOIS (21 February 1734, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 6 July 1809, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BOURGEOIS (1723, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 June 1793, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Madeleine CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BOURGEOIS (23 January 1745, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - January 1815, St James, Louisiana, USA)
(Paul BOURGEOIS & Marie Josephte BRUN)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Timothee BOURGEOIS (13 May 1739, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 9 March 1777, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) (Saint Jacques de l’Achigan))
(Joseph BOURGEOIS & Anne LEBLANC)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Claude BOURGEOIS (GLAUDE) (26 April 1734, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 6 October 1801, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(Charles BOURGEOIS & Madeleine CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOURGEOIS dit CALOTTE (10 March 1741, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 20 November 1833, Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada)
(Pierre BOURGEOIS & Marie Françoise CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BOURGEOIS dit GREGOIRE (1755, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 6 April 1803, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada)
(Joseph Gregoire BOURGEOIS & Marie Catherine COMEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Alexandre BOURQUE (15 January 1709, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia) - 1759, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Jean Baptiste BOURG & Marie BARIAU (BERIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Isabelle BOURQUE (1721, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Abraham BOURG & Marie THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Baptiste BOURQUE (1740, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1820, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec))
(Jean Baptiste BOURG & Marie Anne THÉRIAULT)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Jean Pierre BOURQUE (1717, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 23 January 1759, )
(Abraham BOURG & Marie THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Joseph BOURQUE (1711, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 8 December 1758, Cherbourg, France)
(Jean Baptiste BOURG & Marie BARIAU (BERIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Madeleine BOURQUE (1716, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 1759, Atlantic Ocean / Pacific Ocean (at sea)*)
(Abraham BOURG & Marie THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  female ancestor  Marguerite Josephe BOURQUE (1727, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 14 December 1776, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France)
(Abraham BOURG & Marie THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT))

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Michel BOURQUE (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - , )
(Michel BOURG dit MICHAUD & Marguerite Josephte BOURGEOIS)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Pierre BOURQUE (1738, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 27 March 1779, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France)
(Pierre BOURG & Cecile CORMIER)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Raphael BOURQUE (1750, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 28 March 1829, Saint-Grégoire, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Grégoire-le-Grand) (Bécancour)*)
(François BOURG & Marie BELIVEAU)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement  male ancestor  Simon BOURQUE (1731, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence) - 10 June 1799, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste) )
(François BOURG & Marie BELIVEAU)

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