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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  Jehan-Jean  THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT)

  (b. abt. 1601 Martaizé, Loudun, Vienne, France   d. abt. 1671 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) was born abt. 1601 in Martaizé, Loudun, Vienne, France

Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) was the child of ?   and   ?

Jehan-Jean was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1637.

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Jehan-Jean  married  Perrine RAU (RHEAULT) (BEAU) 8 May 1635 in France .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Perrine RAU (RHEAULT) (BEAU)  was born abt. 1611 in France.  Perrine died abt. 1686 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia). 

Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) died abt. 1671 in Port Royal, Acadia .
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Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) married Grave has been locatedimmigrant flag female ancestor Perrine RAU (RHEAULT) (BEAU)-- Date: 8 May 1635 Place: , France
Martaize, Vienne, Poitou, France

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THERIOT-THÉRIAULT - diminutive of Thierry, which comes from the Germanic 'theodoric' which means 'people-powerful'. The ancestor of all TERRIOTs in America is JEHAN and/ or JEAN. JEHAN was born in 1600, in the village of Mairtaizé, region of Loudanais (Loudun), province of Poitou in France. He married around May 8, 1632 to Périnne Breau who was born in 1611. JEHAN is a ploughman. He was recruited for Acadia by Charles de Menou, sieur d'Aulnay et de Charnisay and governor of Acadia. They left Auray on July 28, 1632 (1936?) with Commander Isaac de Razilly and arrived in Acadia on August 14 or September 8, 1632 after a month and a half of navigation. They landed at La Hève, now LaHave in Nova Scotia. They settled in Port-Royal. Commander de Razilly died in December 1635 and command returned to Charles de Menou. Jehan was a laborer and a peaceful man, his existence took place entirely in Port-Royal. This is not surprising since this establishment was almost the only one in Acadie before...Read MORE...

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'Jean Térriot, probably from Martaizé, near Loudun, south of the Loire valley in France, born in c1601, came to Acadia by c1637 with his wife Pérrine Rau or Reau, whom he had married in France in c1636. They were among the earliest settlers in Acadia. Jean and Pérrine, ages 70 and 60 respectively, were still alive when the first Acadian census found them at Port-Royal in 1671. They had seven children, all born at Port-Royal, including five sons who married, but only two of those sons had sons of their own. Their two daughters married into the Thibodeau and Guilbeau families. '


'L'espirit de retour (the spirit of return) proved strong for the majority of French migrants, and fewer than one in ten remained in l'Acadie. But those who stayed became the founding generation of the Acadians: ... Jean Theriot and Perrine Rau, she pregnant with their first child...'

Source: A Great and Noble Scheme by John Mack Faragher, page 45

Source: (author unknown)
THE NAME(S) THERIAULT...At the time, it was common practice to modify ones family name. And so,records indicate today's 'Theriault' name came from 'Terriot'-'Theriot'-'Theriau'-'Therriault' and finally to 'Theriault'.


It would appear that JEHAN THERRIOT, the grand daddy of all 'Theriault's' in North America, was recruited as a labourer in New France, by Charles de Menou, Sieur D'Aulnay and Charnisay and Gouvernor of Acadia from 1604-1650.
While JEHAN THERRIOT'S birth certificate is not available, the first Acadia Census of 1671 indicates that he lived in Port Royal and was, at the...Read MORE...


Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, January 14, 1984
Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) - Source: Pioneers of Acadia by Stephen A. White
Source: Pioneers of Acadia by Stephen A. White
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Jehan-Jean THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT, TERRIOT) and Perrine RAU (RHEAULT) (BEAU) 8 May 1635, , France
1671 Port Royal
Jean TERRIAU, 70, wife, Perrine RAU 60; Children (married): Claude 34, Jean 32, Bonaventure 30, Germain 25, Jeanne 27, Catherine 21; (not married): Pierre 16; cattle 6, sheep 1.
1671 Acadian Census

Jehan-Jean is buried at: Garrison Graveyard
St. George St.

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

From "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."
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