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  (b. abt. 1621 France   d. abt. 1690 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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François GIROUARD was born abt. 1621 in France. François GIROUARD was the child of ?   and   ?

François was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1640.

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François  married  Jeanne AUCOIN abt. 1647 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Jeanne AUCOIN  was born 26 November 1630 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France.  Jeanne died 18 April 1718 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Jeanne was the child of Martin AUCOIN and Barbe MINGUET.

François GIROUARD died abt. 1690 in Port Royal, Acadia .

Occupation: farmer


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Did You Know?Canadian Ancestry - Acadia - Did you know?  By 1730, the majority of Acadians had signed an oath swearing allegiance to the British Crown, but they insisted they would not fight either the French or the native Indians.
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1640 Arrival
He came to Acadia with Aulnay de Chainisary aboard the 'St. Jahan'. This was one of the first families shown on La Rochelle Admiralty Records leaving for Acadia. He and wife Jeanne Aucoin built their home on the river south of Port Royal.

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'Francois Girouard dit La Varanne of La Chaussée, near Blois, in the Orleanais region of the Loire valley in France, born in c1621, was a young laborer and farmer when he came to Acadia in c1640 with his wife Jeanne Aucoin, who was from La Rochelle. They had five children, including two sons, both born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own. Their three daughters married into the Blou, Cormier, and Lord dit Lamontagne families. (A personal note: the Cormiers of North America are descended from Thomas Cormier, who married Marie-Madeleine, third child and second daughter of Francois Girouard dit La Varanne, at Port-Royal in c1668. Genealogically, then,...Read MORE...


1671 Port Royal
Francois GIROUARD, 50, wife Jeanne AUCOIN 40; Children (3 married): Jacob 23, Marie 20, Marie Magdeleine 17, (not married): Germain 14, Anne 12; cattle 16, sheep 12.
1671 Acadian Census
1678 Port Royal
Francois Girouer & Jeanne Aucoin

15 acres 18 cattle

Germain Girouer 22 1657
1678 Acadian Census
1686 Port Royal
Francoise GIROUARD 70, Jeanne 55; they had 5 children whom this census shows below; 1 gun, 5 arpents, 13 cattle, 16 sheep, 8 hogs.
1686 Acadian Census

Francois is buried at: Garrison Graveyard
St. George St.

Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

From ameriquefrancaise.org: "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."
Added: - Updated: 11/29/2021 12:41:56 PM
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